What are Varicose Veins?
Vincent Vein Center offers varicose veins treatments in Clifton, CO. If you have enlarged veins on your legs, this is most likely varicose veins. Veins in the leg can become varicose veins, but are most commonly found in the feet and legs. This happens when you sit or stand a lot, which causes pressure to your veins.
What are the Effects of Varicose Veins?
Normal symptoms of varicose veins are mostly cosmetic, which is stressful for some people. You may also experience symptoms such as swelling, heaviness, and achiness over the vein. In rare instances, the veins start to bleed, which forms ulcers.
What Factors Cause Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins happen when your veins stop working normally. Your veins have valves inside them that allow the blood to flow back up to the body. When valves stop working, the blood begins to collect in your veins rather than your heart. This is when the veins start to enlarge.
Common causes of varicose veins:
– Over the Age of 50
– Standing for long periods of time.
– Family history
Treating and Preventing Varicose Veins
The following changes to your lifestyle may help or even prevent varicose veins:
– Maintain a healthy weight.
– Avoid being on your feet for extended periods of time.
– Elevating your legs whenever you are resting or sleeping.
– Use socks and compression tights.
There are also other invasive varicose veins treatments in Clifton, CO, such as laser surgery and sclerotherapy.