- Varicose veins can occur in almost anyone and affect up to 35% of people in the United States.
- The most common cause of varicose veins is genetic predisposition.
- More than a cosmetic issue, varicose veins indicate the presence of vein disease.
According to Circulation journal, approximately 22 million women and 11 million men in the United States between the ages of 40 to 80 years are affected by varicose veins. While the greatest risk factor for developing varicose veins is a genetic predisposition, there are several ways we can forestall their appearance. Here are a few:
Happy to see the cold temperatures and snowy days fade away? As we welcome the sight of brightly-colored flowers springing up from the ground, we replace our winter coats, hats, and gloves with windbreakers, cardigans, and jean jackets. Soon to follow will be our colorful dresses, skirts, and shorts. And then, many of us will be struck with the realization that things that we used to look forward to have become a cause for concern.
Have you begun to notice veins becoming more visible below the surface on your face? They might have been fine pink or red lines at first but have become darker over the last few years. You might have Telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. They are small broken or widened blood vessels that appear individually or in small groups near the surface of the skin. While they are more common on the arms, chest, back, and legs, they can also appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose.
The feeling of having a human life growing inside you is nothing short of amazing. A little kick or sudden movement is a welcome distraction. The many changes your body endures during pregnancy are just a preview of the flurry of changes that will soon become your new normal.