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Why varicose veins happen?

Why varicose veins happen?

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

At Illinois Vein Specialists we constantly see older people with this type of disease. Although many patients we treat are often older, this doesn't necessarily mean that varicose vein disease is an older person's disease or the result of age itself.  It's often the opposite, and while many of us think that these bulging veins happen because of age, the fact of the matter is that by the time you notice the larger veins, it has been the result of long-term damage and disease. Varicose veins can occur in patients in the early teens, actually we've treated several of them with severe venous hypertension. 

Heredity accounts for about 80% of all incidence - and if you have a parent that has suffered from varicose veins, you are likely to suffer as well regardless of your age or gender. The truth is that any veins disease does not happen because of the age, vein disease is primarily hereditary, so regardless of your age, you should really be looking for symptoms, not age as a better indicator. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, tired and achy legs, etc not always the larger more noticeable signs of bulging veins that eventually occur when the disease has become worse.

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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. 

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

 

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