The Causes of Vein Disease, Varicose Veins, and Spider Veins

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varicose veins tampa safety harbor florida west florida veinAre you living with vein issues?

Vein disease is one of those ailments that just seems to appear out of no where overnight. But that is kind of a kin to suddenly seeing an iceberg in the water. It didn’t “just form”. It has been growing silently beneath the surface for a long time. It is only finally when it becomes visible on a surface level that most people notice and begin to pay attention.

No one knows your body better than you. After all, you have lived in it your entire life. If something feels not quite right – listen to it. It’s very easy to brush minor annoyances aside and move on with life but with health when you do that they don’t just go away, they grow, subtly.

Symptoms you may feel include:

  • Tired legs (especially after standing all day)
  • Aching
  • Swelling (edema)
  • Red patches or splotches
  • Itchy legs
  • Small, trapped blood patches under the skin where a vein has leaked
  • And eventually visible blue or purplish red veins that may start as a small squiggle and gradually grow larger, more twisted, and painful

Why does this happen?

Well, there are a number of factors that come into play as to why someone would develop vein disease.

Varicose/Spider veins can be brought on by genetics, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, certain types of cancer, trauma to an area, phlebitis, and even a blood clot.

While not usually a serious health threat varicose veins can be painful and even disabling. The sooner they are treated the better the outcome and the less time you waste suffering needlessly.

When a case becomes severe it can lead to ulcerations in the skin that are difficult if not impossible to heal. They can become infected and that can be life threatening. Additionally, you risk blood clots in the legs which can break free and find their way up to the heart, brain, or lungs causing heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.

Many people avoid seeing a Vein Specialist because they hear the term “Specialist” and their brain translates that to “expensive”. The truth is most cases are considered a medical necessity and your insurance will cover the treatment. Though vein issues are often thought of as cosmetic the look of these rogue veins is simply a side effect of a serious medical issue that needs to be addressed.

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