Why do I have spider veins on my legs?

Spider veins are a venous disorder that unsightly bulging veins.  Spider veins and other venous diseases can be a health risk and should be treated by a vein doctor, but are more commonly a cosmetic concern. 

Spider veins and venous disorders are highly common amongst populations that are middle-aged and older. 

At age 60, 70% of women and 40% of men are affected by some form of venous disorder.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins are caused by dilated veins and vein valves that do not function properly. Blood is unable to flow effectively through veins. Blood may begin to flow in the wrong direction causing the vein to bulge- this creates unsightly veins to appear on the surface of the skin.

While anyone could develop spider veins, there are common risk factors that increase our chance of developing spider veins. 

Patients with the following risk factors have an increased risk of spider veins or other venous diseases:

  • Excessive weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing
  • Activities that increase venous pressure like jogging, running, bodybuilding, etc.

How do I know if I am developing spider veins?

The most common sign of spider veins is the visual apperance of them on the legs. Other symptoms that you may  have a venous disorder include:

  • Leg pain
  • Fatigue
  • Heaviness
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Tingling, itching or burning sensation
  • Changes in skin color (darkening)
  • Restlessness

How can I get rid of spider veins?

Varicose to Perfect offers noninvasive treatment options for venous disease from the comfort of our Dayton, OH office.  Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby is a board-certified physician with special training in vascular medicine. Using state of the art technology, Dr. Sinnathamby is able to help patients improve the apperance of veins and enjoy better vein health. 

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Varicose To Perfect is one of the leading Vein Treatment Center in the Cincinnati-Dayton area for minimally invasive, pain-free treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and other vein conditions. If you have a venous condition contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about our treatment options and how they can benefit your venous health. 

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