Roughly 30 to 60% of men and women experience spider veins, especially as they age. Let’s take a look at what spider veins are, what causes them to form, treatment options, and what you can do to help reduce your chance of forming them.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are the small, spindly veins you may find twisting their way through your legs. Their formation resembles a spider’s web, hence the name, and they can be red, purple or blue in color. Unlike their thicker cousins, varicose veins, spider veins are harmless and present more of an aesthetic problem to the sufferer, rather than creating any form of physical pain.

No, your once invisible veins didn’t just suddenly push their way to the surface of your skin. While there are a number of factors which cause this, spider veins are essentially caused by a breakdown of vein tissue.

Prolong Standing

Jobs like being a waitress/waiter, nurse, teacher, or similar jobs that require you to be on your feet for prolong periods of time can cause spider veins to appear along your legs. The entire weight of your body is forced upon your legs, thereby having a great impact on your veins.

As we mentioned, spider veins are physically harmless, but they can have a negative impact on how a person feels about their appearance. Wearing support stockings (support socks for men) can help lessen your chance of getting spider veins as they will add support to your legs and lessen the force of your body weight.

Are You Eating Enough Of The Right Foods?

There’s a plethora of information across the Internet regarding eating healthy and choosing foods from various categories that are best to eat for the body to run optimally, this constant flow of information can sometimes become overwhelming. But, eating the proper amounts and types of food can have a considerable impact on your body.

A healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your weight which, when your job requires prolong standing all day, can help offset the intensity applied to your legs, thereby lessening your chances of forming spider veins.

Stay Active!

A body in motion stays in motion. In contrast to the jobs that require prolong standing that we mentioned above, stationary jobs that consist of mostly sitting all day such as a computer programmer, website developer, and similar desk jobs can lead poor circulation.

Spider veins can also form alongside varicose veins or with poor blood circulation. It is true that varicose veins are most often unavoidable and they are mostly genetic, you can decrease your chances of getting spider veins by not only exercising, but getting up from your desk periodically throughout the day to stretch and move about a bit.

Exercising doesn’t have to be strenuous nor do you need to spend 90% of your day in the gym. Instead, you can stay active by taking a brisk walk, cycling to the store rather than driving, or taking the stairs versus the elevator. The idea is to keep the blood pumping through your veins to give your body sufficient blood circulation for healthy veins.

What To Do If Spider Veins Have Already Formed

No amount of exercise will get rid of spider veins if they have already formed. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance because you have spider veins, don’t be distressed. Advancements in technology have made our spider vein removal treatment second to none in the Holly Springs area of North Carolina.

Get in touch with us today at (919) 557-6400 and we’ll help answer any and all questions you may have about the spider vein removal procedure.

Wrapping It Up

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