Varicose Vein

Varicose Vein

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted blood vessels that bulge just under the skin’s surface. They are blue or purple and usually appear in the legs, feet, and ankles. They can be painful or itchy. Spider veins may surround varicose veins. Spider veins are smaller red or purple lines that appear close to the skin’s surface.
Varicose veins
Although they can be unsightly and uncomfortable, varicose veins aren’t dangerous for most people. In some cases, severe varicose veins can lead to serious health problems, such as blood clots. You can relieve most varicose vein symptoms at home. Or your healthcare provider can treat them with injections, laser therapy, and surgery.

Who is likely to get varicose veins?

Anyone can develop varicose veins, but women are more likely to have them than men. Certain factors increase your chances of developing varicose veins, including:
  • Age: During the aging process, vein walls and valves don’t work as well as they used to. Veins lose elasticity and stiffen.
  • Gender: Female hormones can allow the walls of the veins to stretch. Women who are pregnant, taking the birth control pill, or going through menopause have a higher risk of varicose veins because of changes in hormone levels.
  • Family history: The condition is inherited (runs in families).
  • Lifestyle: Standing or sitting for long periods decreases circulation. Wearing restrictive clothing, such as girdles or pants with tight waistbands, can decrease blood flow.
  • Overall health: Certain health conditions, such as severe constipation or certain tumors, increase pressure in the veins.
  • Tobacco use: People who smoke are more likely to develop varicose veins.
  • Weight: Obesity and excess weight put pressure on blood vessels.

    What causes varicose veins?

    Varicose veins occur when the walls of veins become weakened. As blood pressure in the vein increases, the weakened walls allow the vein to get bigger. As the vein stretches, the valves in the vein can’t work as they should. Sluggish blood backs up or pools in the vein, causing the vein to swell, bulge and twist.
    Vein walls and valves can become weak for several reasons, including:
    • Hormones.
    • The aging process.
    • Excess weight.
    • Restrictive clothing.
    • The pressure inside the vein is due to standing for long periods.
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