Risk Factors for Varicose and Spider Veins
A large percent of the US adult population experiences some type of vein disorder. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 40% of US adults experience a vein disorder. Varicose and spider veins are among the most common vein disorders. Varicose and spider veins vary in either being purely cosmetic issues, or being related to a deeper venous problem. Common risk factors for Varicose veins and spider veins include:
- Standing often at work
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
- The use of birth control pills
- A history of blood clots
- Conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen including things such as constipation, tumors, and externally worn garments like girdles.
- Women are more at risk than men
If you have spider or varicose veins, or are experiencing more concerning symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, heaviness, or even restless legs, call on a Universal Vein Care expert to diagnose and treat your condition. Our clinical services encompass all elements of vascular care, including Vericose vein removal, diagnostic evaluations, minimally invasive procedures and outpatient services.