Got Spider Veins or Varicose Veins?
What are Spider Veins?
These are superficial leg veins which can occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin leading to discolorations which can be red, blue or purple.
These are spider veins which get their name from the shape of the veins. While some spider veins can be quite small, others are more noticeable. You may not like them or their appearance but the good news is that they are harmless.
Another term for a spider vein is thread vein.
Where do spider veins appear?
They are most likely to appear on the thighs, ankles and calves - and are more common in females than males.
- Spider veins can be hereditary.
- Pregnancy can bring them on.
- They can appear after using birth control pills.
- They can also appear with weight gain.
- They can be a side effect of certain medications.
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There are other types of veins similar to spider veins
- Telangiectasias which are dilated capillaries close to the skin. These are usually more noticeable on the face unlike spider veins which are more common on the legs and feet.
- Hemangiomas and angiomas which are made up of very small arteries called arterioles or very small veins called venules.
How will you know if you have spider veins?
You will notice red or bluish-purple blood vessels appearing on the legs or thighs. Sometimes, you will see them appear on the face, forearms or hands. We have already said they are harmless but, in very rare instances, may cause a mild dull discomfort or burning sensation.
Spider veins may be permanent or, if you are fortunate, may disappear on their own after a period of months - especially if they are caused by pregnancy or certain medications.
Can you help to prevent the appearance of spider veins?
It is always a good idea to maintain a healthy weight and to do your best to stay physically fit.
Try to avoid spider veins by not standing still or crossing your legs for long periods of time.
It can be helpful to wear support stockings to help decrease the size of any existing spider veins and to help to prevent new ones.
How can spider veins be treated?
- Sclerotherapy involves having a salt solution injected directly into the affected area, causing the veins to collapse. The area may be tender for a few days and it may bruise, but bruising should fade over a few weeks. Sclerotherapy may require multiple treatments. The injections can be a bit painful.
Laser treatment directs pulses from a laser light to the spider veins, causing tiny blood clots to form. The blood vessels become blocked off and eventually are reabsorbed by the body.
A natural treatment is H-Varicose Veins Formula which can be used successfully for both varicose veins and spider veins. The Formula is applied directly to the spider veins with just a couple of drops three times a day. The formula will help to alleviate any discomfort and also assist in making the spider veins themselves less visible.