Many of those who seek treatment for spider veins and varicose veins often feel they are unattractive and embarrassing. However, the good news is that both are cosmetic problems which can be easily treated. At DHR Health Vein Institute, our specialists have many years of experience in the examination and treatment of spider veins and varicose veins using modern technology. Let’s explore the issue and treatment in more detail.
What is the Difference?
Both spider veins and varicose veins are vein disorders, and their causes, risk factors, and treatments are similar. Spider veins are small vessels and appear in different colors such as purple, blue and red. Varicose veins are engorged blood vessels raised above the skin and may curl and turn. They may cause pain and discomfort.
What Causes Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?
Some causes are genetic predisposition, hormonal changes in women, and lifestyle. Standing for long periods of time puts pressure in your legs and may lead to vein disorders. Also, the risk of developing them increases if you have a history of blood clots and conditions that cause pressure in the abdomen, such as tumors and constipation. Other causes are trauma or injury to the skin, previous vein treatments, and exposure to ultraviolet rays.
What are the Symptoms?
You may experience pain and cramping in the legs, or you may feel a restless and tingling sensation in the legs. Sometimes your legs may feel itchy, especially during the winter season, and they may even feel heavy too. Painful clots on the vein may form, and the area around the ankle may darken.
Is There Any Treatments for Them?
There are several treatments available, some of which offer instant relief. At home, you can try certain measures like compression stockings. However, if you find these “home remedies” do not work, particularly on varicose veins, you will need to see a specialist who can offer professional treatments.
Are you ready to find relief from your spider veins and varicose veins? Reach out to the team at DHR Health Vein Institute in Edinburg. Our specialists are ready to schedule your first consultation and evaluate your condition. Contact us today to book your appointment!