Are Varicose Veins Simply the Cost of Aging?

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veinsWhile it may seem fairly normal to equate varicose and spider veins with aging, the truth is that though age-related vein issues have more to do with health and genetics than to do with your actual age in years.

As we age maintenance is key. Keeping yourself in shape and eating a healthy balanced diet as well as living a healthful lifestyle can all help to keep your circulatory system functioning at its fullest. When blood flow is plentiful and your veins are all working properly, no varicose or spider veins will be present. It is fully possible to live to a ripe old age and never have a venous insufficiency issue at all.

In both conditions, it is the weakening of the vein walls that causes the pooling and visible bulging. Once damage has occurred in order to get back to health they do need to be repaired by a Vein Specialist. Damaged veins left untreated can lead to leg pain, achiness, swelling, and pain. Over time it can lead to further complications such as ulcerations and loss of feeling and skin quality.

More than age what comes into play in contributing to the formation of varicose and spider veins includes:

Family History – 50% of all of those who develop vein issues have other family members who also have it as well.

Gender – Birth control pill use, pregnancy, menopause, and puberty – that is a lot of hormonal changes for a body to go through over the years. It can become a contributing factor.

Weight – additional pressure on the veins can cause issues. Keeping your weight in check is important for your circulatory health.

Leg Trauma – injury to an area of the leg can damage veins leading to wearing down of the vein wall cells and over time may cause venous insufficiency.

Regardless of age or contributing factors, the sooner you see a Vein Specialist talk about options when it comes to restoring your vein health the better the outcome is likely to be. If you have vein issues currently, don’t wait. Give West Florida Vein a call today by dialing 727-712-3233 or visiting

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