Varicose veins, or spider veins, can be unsightly and exceptionally uncomfortable, creating a heavy, aching feeling in the legs. Fortunately, by understanding how this condition develops and how these veins form, you can enjoy clearer skin and a more comfortable daily experience. Here is a little more information about these spider veins.
Understanding Varicose Veins
How Do They Form?
Varicose veins are a sign of a weak or damaged circulatory system. The arteries in your body are responsible for carrying blood from your heart to the rest of your tissue, and veins return the blood back to your heart. The veins in your body are designed to push blood up toward the heart. The muscles in your legs are responsible for providing the pumping motions necessary to make this recirculation possible.
When the veins are weak, or the muscles surrounding them aren’t engaged regularly, blood can pool in your veins, causing them to stretch and twist. Over time, this can form a varicose vein, and since veins contain nerve cells, it causes an achy, painful sensation.
How Can You Prevent Veins?
Fortunately, you can prevent spider veins by staying healthy and active. In addition to exercising regularly and watching your weight, try eating a high-fiber diet.
Avoid wearing high heels and tight hosiery, which could restrict or alter blood flow in your legs. Change your position from sitting to standing regularly, and be mindful of your personal risk factors. Being obese, female, and having a history of spider veins raises your risk of developing the problem.
If you are living with varicose veins or think you may be developing them, reach out to Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. In addition to working with clients throughout New York City and New Jersey to diagnose and treat varicose veins, they can also help with cosmetic procedures like liposuction. To learn more about how they can help you to become your best self, visit their website, or give their office a call at (212) 204-6501.