In this blog post we’re taking a look at the two areas of our body most badly afflicted with venous conditions like varicose veins and spider veins. If you’re interested in learning about the causes of vein problems, treatment options, and lifestyle changes to help you out in your battle against vein problems, then continue reading.
There are several key factors that play a role in causing varicose veins.
- Overweight – being overweight is the primary cause of developing varicose veins while you are still young. Unhealthy food and a poor diet exert extra stress on veins, causing the valves to fail and producing swollen varicose veins.
- Exercise – being inactive has the same effect on our veins as it does in our muscles. Without proper exercise our veins cannot keep up with the strain put on them.
- Heredity and Age – as we approach our fifties it is perfectly natural to begin to find more visible veins in our hands and legs, and certainly isn’t a medical emergency.
Hand and Leg vein treatments
There are three main treatment options used to treat hand and leg vein conditions.
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Filler injections for hands
All of these can be carried out by our professional practitioners, and they all have a short recovery time.
Why seek assistance?
You can have treatment if you find the appearance of veins dissatisfying, or otherwise if you find associated pain or circulatory problems.
If you are concerned about developing further problems with your veins, there are some simple lifestyle changes that can make all the difference. As we’ve mentioned, exercise and diet play a huge role, and making even small changes can make a big difference. You can also consider wearing compression socks or stockings during the day as a way of relieving the pressure in the legs where we are most prone to develop problems.