Spider veins are a common condition that can develop in both men and women. Although they are often thought of as a cosmetic concern, spider veins can be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching or burning around the affected area.
Although some people are genetically predisposed to the development of spider veins, there are some steps that you can take to minimize your risk.
Varicose and spider veins can be caused by sitting or standing for long periods of time. If your job requires you to stay sedentary for long periods of time, take short walks around the office to keep the blood flowing freely.
Maintaining a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help prevent spider veins from developing.
Prolonged sun exposure can weaken the veins. Wearing a 30 SPF sunscreen, even in the winter months, can help prevent the development of unsightly spider veins.
Stock up on vein-friendly clothing choices. Compression stockings are a great way to promote proper circulation, and they come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles to suit your needs.
When it comes to spider veins, early intervention is key. If you begin to notice some of the warning signs, contact a vein specialist right away. Using sclerotherapy, a vein doctor can treat the existing spider veins, and help you prevent additional complications.
Are you ready to get back on your feet and say goodbye to spider veins? Schedule a consultation at the Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter, Wellington, or West Palm Beach, Florida, and speak with our vein specialists about the best treatment plan for spider veins.