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Veins

An estimated 30% - 40% of the U.S. adult population is afflicted with some type of vein problem.

Vein Conditions

If you suffer from varicose veins or spider veins, you’re not alone. More than 30 million other American adults do, too. Uncomfortable, unsightly and linked to various health problems, these conditions are more than frustrating. In many cases, they’re serious concerns. For some patients, varicose vein conditions, venous insufficiency and related issues can be extremely painful or even debilitating.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are those red, blue or purple groups of tangled, tiny blood vessels that look a little like spider webs. They’re typically located on the lower legs, thighs, feet or face.

Spider Vein Symptoms

Spider veins are those red, blue or purple groups of tangled, tiny blood vessels that look a little like spider webs. They’re typically located on the lower legs, thighs, feet or face.

Spider Vein Causes

Both spider vein conditions and varicose vein conditions stem from what’s known as venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency occurs when veins have difficulty carrying blood back to the heart from body tissues. As these veins leak or fail, blood pools in them.

While there is no one cause for venous insufficiency, risk factors include genetics, gender, age, weight and pregnancy.

Likewise, certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, a sedentary lifestyle or tight clothing may encourage the condition.

Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy

No more spider veins.

Seven weeks after one sclero treatment.

Varicose Veins

Typically, larger than spider veins, varicose veins will often look raised and bumpy and can be long. They most often appear on the legs, especially on the back of calves or the inner sides of calves and thighs.

Varicose Vein Symptoms

There are several symptoms associated with varicose veins, including:

  • Veins that are twisted, bulging, and dark blue or purple
  • Leg pain, swollen ankles, aching or cramping, itching or burning sensations
  • Weary or heavy feeling in the legs
  • Restless legs at night
  • Ulcers

Varicose Vein Causes

While there is no single cause for the venous insufficiency that causes varicose veins and spider veins, there are several risk factors that make a person more likely to develop it. These factors include genetics, age, gender, pregnancy, being overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle.

If you’re concerned you may have some level of venous insufficiency, talk to our experts at North Shore Vascular.

Varicose Vein Treatment

EVLT Laser Treatment

Microplebectomy

 

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If you’re ready to discuss your spider or varicose veins, talk to North Shore Vascular.
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