Posted on March 23, 2011 with No Comments
Spider veins can be found all over the body, not just only on legs. They have been known to appear on the nose, cheeks, buttocks and thighs, but are most commonly found on the legs. Even though they are not life threatening or painful they are embarrassing especially during the warm summer months when everyone is in shorts, you are wearing jeans to cover up the veins. A spider vein occurs when blood flow in a vein changes direction and ruptures through the wall of the vein causing a leak, which stresses the vein wall. This leak forms a dark colored mark under the skin refereed to as a spider vein or thread vein. There are dozens of ways to treat them ranging from exercise to major surgery which your insurance will not cover, but the most common is with a spider vein cream.
If you are treated for spider veins there is always a chance they will come back, so always keep that in mind. They can be caused by weak vein walls, trauma, standing for long periods of time, diet and genetics. One way to treat them for free is exercise, but not running. Walking, bicycling and swimming are the best things you can do to fight spider veins, anything more stressful than that might actually cause new ones to form.
Even though they are not painful raising your legs can help take some pressure off of your veins for a while, this helps ease the pressure in your legs. Also get massages in the affected area can help too, by opening up blood circulation. If you notice a new vein you can sometimes stop it by putting an ice pack on it for a few minutes, the cold helps constrict the vein sometimes stopping the bleed. Spider veins always boil down to blood flow if you have poor circulation then you will most likely have a spider vein or two, if not more. One reason women suffer from spider veins more than men is because of weight gain and extreme pressure due to pregnancy, this causes weak spots in the vein to rip letting blood leak out.
A cream is an easy non-invasive way to treat spider veins, and it is very cost effective. They way it does it is by using Vitamin K, which has been used since the 50′s by surgeons. Vitamin K absorbs into the skin and plugs the hole in the wall by clotting the blood once the hole is repaired the blood that has leaked out around it is absorbed by the body, causing the marks to fade. This is an easy, cheap and effective spider vein treatment, and best of all it works.
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.