Posted on August 24, 2009 with No Comments
Although there is a certain incidence in men after a certain age, women have to add the possibility of spider veins to the list of changes endured as hormone levels rise and fall.
Although symptoms can occur in women at just about any age, it is when their hormones are at peak that spider veins begin to appear most often. This usually is found after child birth and the onset of menopause. Being aware that the possibility of protruding or visible broken capillaires exist is a good way to be ready for their appearance and eventual elimination.
Changes after child birth and pregnancy
Little needs to be said about the major changes that have occurred to a woman after going through child birth. Hormones have gone rampant and are now starting to get somewhat back toward normal levels -past those that are obviously needed.
Unfortunately, some of the hormonal changes that have occurred have affected the blood veins at the outer reaches of the skin layer. These vessels have become weakened by the process and less able to cope with elevated blood flows to affected areas.
Addressing these issues during birth (as well as after) will help to mitigate any spider vein issues. If the spider veins are deeper in nature scaring can occur. This means that dealing with them sooner rather than later is a wise idea. Using a proven spider vein cream, as soon as recommended by your doctor, could be your best course of action to mitigate the spider veins.
Add it to the list
As if there weren’t enough issues facing a woman going through menopause, spider veins are one more. As women get toward their menopause years spider veins do become more prevalent. The association with menopause is more related to the age classification but it does tend to bare itself out.
Age; in addition to the hormones of menopause tend to add up to a double whammy of sorts when it comes to treating spider veins in legs. Age has begun to see the deterioration of blood vein walls and the lessening of skin plasticity. Put the two together and spider veins are ready to form.
Keep on moving
One of the better ideas in each of these situations is to keep the blood moving. One potential side effect of spider veins is a heavy feeling leg. Don’t let the blood stop so smaller veins get the chance to weaken. Keep them in top form –with doctor’s consent-, ready to accept higher blood flows at higher pressures.
Use all the arrows in your quiver; life-style, creams and doctor suggested vitamins/replacements and you can win the fight against spider veins.