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Goldman Vein Institute

Why Women Are More Likely to Have Varicose Veins

women with varicose veins

Women are more at risk for developing varicose veins and are also more likely to develop the problems associated with them. Studies indicate that this is likely due to higher levels of the hormone progesterone that are produced by women than men, especially during pregnancy.

Progesterone causes blood vessel walls to relax. When they do, the small valves within the vessels also relax. Therefore, the pressure from blood as it flows through the dilated veins pushes out on the sides, making them weaker.

Additionally, during pregnancy other factors can contribute to the formation of varicose veins. Increased pressure from the uterus on the major vein that carries blood from the legs and feet to the heart combined with the blood volume increases during pregnancy can cause veins to become enlarged.

However, whenever varicose veins appear, whether due to pregnancy or not, it is a good precaution to have them checked by a varicose specialist vein doctor due to the association between varicose veins and the risk of deep vein thrombosis or blood clots. A specialist vein doctor can also give advice about laser vein removal including sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation.

These procedures take only minutes to do and require no hospitalization or surgery center. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding varicose veins or laser surgery for your varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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