Treating Your Spider Veins

Patients that have developed varicose or spider veins will often be unable to address this potentially painful problem due to misinformation that they have heard about this vein problem and the treatment solutions that are available.

Myth: Spider Veins Are Always The Result Of Diet

There is a common belief that spider veins will be the result of eating a poor diet. Generally, this will not be a direct cause of this vein problem, but it can be a secondary factor due to the effect that poor eating habits can have on a person's blood pressure. Excessive blood pressure can put more stress on the valves that allow blood to enter and leave the veins. This can lead to the valves failing and varicose veins forming. In addition to weight being a factor that can increase a person's chances of developing this problem, genetics can also be a factor as those with a family history of varicose veins can be at a greater risk of developing this in the future.

Myth: Creams Are The Only Treatment That Can Be Used For Spider Or Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be an extremely uncomfortable problem to experience. For those with minor varicose veins, it may be possible to address this problem with the use of a variety of creams or other topical products. These substances will be able to offer some relief from the discomfort of these veins, and they can help with reducing the ability of the varicose veins to spread. Unfortunately, a person that has developed severe varicose veins may find that these creams are ineffective for this problem. Rather, they may need to have the varicose veins surgically removed. While this will be a more invasive option, it will provide rapid and permanent results for those with spider veins.

Myth: Spider Veins Will Always Return

Individuals that are suffering from spider or varicose veins may fail to seek treatment due to thinking that these veins will always return soon after they have been addressed. However, there are steps that patients can take to reduce the chances of these veins returning. As part of the process of evaluating the spider veins, your treatment professional will help you attempt to determine the factors in your life that are the most likely to contribute to the spider veins returning in the future. This can often be as simple as changing shoes or wearing devices to improve circulation, but they will still require the patient to take an active role in preventing spider veins from returning.

To learn more about spider vein treatment options, contact a medical center.