Veins are essential for the proper functioning of the whole body. This is because they are found almost in all parts of the body. A default in one or more veins in different body parts such as legs may result in chronic conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins. For this reason, Dr. White’s Vein Center and Morgantown Sculpsure & Clear Ink, PLLC, has developed new approaches and information that will help handle the veins-related condition. Here are some of the conditions related to veins.
What are Varicose Veins?
This condition can be described as the bulging of the blood vessels above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins appear on the legs, specifically the lower parts. Varicose veins mostly appear blue, red, or in some cases purple.
What are the signs and symptoms of varicose veins?
The following are the most common symptoms of this condition;
- Itching feeling on the lower parts of the legs
- An individual gets fatigued more often
- Others experience a burning sensation on the lower parts of the legs
- Sores may also appear on the skin surface
- Individuals develop restless and swollen leg syndrome
In most people, the skin becomes discolored in the regions surrounding the veins and they experience night cramps.
What are the leading causes of varicose veins?
The following are the leading causes of varicose veins;
- Obesity: Individuals with excess weight are prone to getting varicose veins
- Standing and sitting for longer may also cause the condition
- Genetic factors: Individuals may inherit varicose veins traits from parents
- Menopause and pregnancy
What are Spider Veins?
These are small blood vessels that mostly appear on the skin surface. They appear because veins are not allowing blood to flow back to the heart. They appear on the face and legs. The veins are visible as they appear blue, red, or purple coloring against the skin.
What are the causes of spider veins?
The same factors for varicose veins are also responsible for spider veins. They include the following;
- Genetic factors where an individual inherits spider veins traits from parents
- Hormonal imbalance
If an individual has a faulty valve, they will suffer from this condition as it hinders the smooth flow of blood back to the heart.
What are the symptoms of spider veins?
The following signs and symptoms characterize spider veins condition;
- Numbness in the affected areas
- Itching and tingling
- Skin discoloration in the legs and face
These are the significant symptoms of this condition. If you show such signs, please visit a doctor immediately.
What are the treatment procedures for varicose and spider veins?
The most commonly used treatment procedures include VenaSeal and sclerotherapy.
1. What is Sclerotherapy?
This is an injection containing a solution that helps dissolve the veins. The injection is made directly to the spider veins. It closes and constricts the veins, making them disappear.
2. What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is a special and unique procedure used to handle varicose veins. It helps seal the walls of the veins, making them return to their standard size, therefore disappearing.
In conclusion, spider veins and varicose veins are an alarming condition that requires adequate and proper medical intervention. Please visit a hospital for checkups if you experience signs and symptoms related to these conditions.