Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Minisink, NY
(Offers several interesting facts about the symptoms and causes of varicose veins and spider veins)
Are you interested in learning more about varicose veins?
Varicose veins are becoming an increasingly common ailment that affects a startling half of the middle-aged U.S. population. Women, due to hormonal differences which may lead to vein valve weaknesses, are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. If you have heard about spider veins or varicose veins and are worried you may be at risk, you may find more information below or call the Premiere Vein Center of Minisink, NY, to schedule a consultation:
Facts about Varicose Veins
- The word “varicose” simply means swollen. It applies to veins that become enlarged and begin to twist and protrude from the skin.
- Varicose veins are most likely to occur in the legs, because this is the area of the body where the veins have to work the hardest to force blood back to the heart.
- There are three types of veins in the legs: deep veins found within the leg muscles, superficial veins just below the skin’s surface, and perforated veins that allow blood to flow from the superficial veins to the deep veins.
- Varicose veins occur when one-way valves in the vein that are designed to stop the backward flow of blood weaken and allow blood to seep downward through the vein.
- Varicose veins can often be seen near the surface of the skin and can appear as bulging or twisted bluish knots.
- Varicose veins can cause pain, soreness, or aching in the legs, as well as feelings of heaviness or fatigue.
- Spider veins are the dilation of a group of blood vessels near the skin’s surface and are generally harmless.
If you are interested in learning more about varicose veins and spider veins, including how you can prevent them and reduce your overall risk, contact the Premiere Vein Center of Minisink, NY, today.