If you have discomfort or pain due to the fact that you have spider veins, you need the help of a spider vein specialist in Wellington. Our staff at Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington, Florida, knows how embarrassing it can be if your legs are covered in spider veins – we care about making you feel better about yourself as well as relieving you of any discomfort or pain.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins are caused when blocked blood makes the veins bigger. These veins can become varicose causing a spider-like pattern on your legs. This is caused by hormonal changes, obesity, exposure to the sun, and injuries.
Symptoms and diagnosis for spider veins
There are a wide variety of symptoms regarding spider veins such as visible varicose veins, pain, swelling, heaviness and aches in the legs. Spider veins can also cause discoloration and ulcers on your ankles.
Risk factors for spider veins
Varicose veins tend to run in families and women are at greater risk of developing it. If you are pregnant, hormonal changes, pressure from the uterus and increased blood volume make varicose veins more visible. As the risk for varicose veins increases with age, older people are more prone to get spider veins.
Treatments for Spider veins
The use of compression stockings can help to prevent the early stages of spider veins. These stockings provide pressure to your legs and veins. Should the stockings not help, it is best to have a professional vein specialist remove these veins by making use of laser therapy and injection therapy. If you are overweight, it is suggested by the staff of Goldman Vein Institute that you lose weight and avoid standing for long periods of time. Raising your legs while sitting will decrease the chances of developing spider veins as your legs will be at the same level as your heart while pumping blood through your body and to your legs.
How to get rid of spider veins?
To get rid of spider veins try to do more exercise, massage your legs often, elevate your legs throughout the day and get professional sclerotherapy done.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn while spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn.
Is there any harm in getting rid of spider veins?
Although continued discomfort may be present, there is no known harm in getting rid of spider veins.
Does insurance cover spider care treatments?
If the treatment is done for cosmetic reasons, it will not be covered by the insurance. If the treatment is done due to the pain and discomfort caused, the insurance may cover the costs.
When is the best time to have the spider veins treated?
Spider vein treatment is better to have done in colder times of the year when veins will not be elevated due to intense heat.
If you feel discomfort in your legs and your veins are visible and swelling, you need to get the help you deserve. Give us a call at Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington today to book an appointment.