For advanced forms of spider and varicose vein treatment, Los Angeles is the place to be. If you decide to undergo varicose vein treatment in Beverly Hills, you will have no problem finding a vein specialist you can have absolute confidence in.
But many patients wonder if there are alternatives to varicose and spider vein treatment. Can walking help with discomfort from varicose veins? Can massage help reduce spider veins? And last but not least: are varicose and spider veins cause for alarm and will they go away on their own? Read on.
What causes spider veins?
Should you be afraid that varicose and spider veins run in your family or are there other risk factors at play? Just what causes spider veins and other forms of Chronic Venous Disease is a burning question which science is yet to give a definitive answer to.
Your genetic predisposition and makeup could considerably raise your chances of developing varicose and spider veins, but it does not have to be the case. For instance, just because your parents suffer from the condition does not mean that you will, too.
One thing is certain: if you have varicose veins or spider vines, it means that you are susceptible to vein damage and might have weakened vein walls and deficient venous valves.
Why do I have spider veins on my thighs?
As mentioned above, it is uncertain whether spider veins are mostly the result of poor lifestyle choices, or genetic makeup. But it is safe to say that spider veins on thighs and elsewhere are caused by increased pressure in the vein and venous valve deficiency.
Although they might cause discomfort, spider veins are not necessarily dangerous. But that does not make them any less unpleasant to look at. These thin red or blue blood vessels are most common on the legs or thighs, but they could also appear on the face, forehead, arms or hands.
Can spider veins go away naturally?
Spider veins do not go away naturally and on their own. They might become less noticeable, such as after pregnancy, but they are not likely to disappear altogether. Left untreated, they might get worse, not only due to aging but also on account of various types of behavior or habits.
Do spider veins go away with exercise?
Spider veins may not go away with exercise, but physical activity can definitely be beneficial because it eases the discomfort. All in all, exercising is good for your varicose and spider veins as it boosts your blood circulation, even if you opt for low-impact exercises and light activities such as walking. What’s more, exercising helps you maintain a healthy weight which is yet another way to relieve pressure in your legs.
Of course, some more vigorous activities such as running may exacerbate the condition, as they could lead to aching, swelling and fatigue. As always, consulting your vein specialist is your best course of action as they can give you specific recommendations based on your case.
How do I prevent varicose and spider veins from getting worse?
External pressure can have a negative effect on varicose and spider veins, which is why some actions are likely to exacerbate your condition. Things you can do to prevent the exacerbation of your condition are as follows:
- Maintaining a healthy weight and/or weight loss
- Eating a diet high in fiber and low in sodium
- Keeping the legs elevated whenever possible
Likewise, you can learn to avoid certain types of behavior which tend to aggravate varicose and spider veins, such as:
- Crossing your legs when sitting
- Standing for long periods of time
- Wearing tight clothes and shoes
But it is internal pressure that is far more dangerous. It causes the blood to pool inside the vein, making it bulge. Experts believe that this happens when vein walls are weakened and venous valves are defective.
In other words, none of the actions mentioned above can actually cause varicose veins to appear, which means there is nothing we can do to prevent varicose and spider veins altogether. What we can do is prevent the condition from getting worse, as well as fight it using customizable treatment solutions which modern medicine has to offer.
Varicose vein treatment Los Angeles: restoring your beauty and health
Here at Beverly Hills Vein Institute, we treat various types of varicose veins and spider veins using the latest revolutionary technology to bring you highly effective treatment. At the head of our team is Dr Ivan Brooks, who is a vein specialist with a long and successful track record in advanced forms of varicose vein treatment.
Dr Brooks will examine you and recommend the optimal procedure tailored to you. We look forward to helping you restore your beauty and health by treating the area affected by varicose or spider veins and making the discomfort and concerns disappear. Put your trust in us. Before you know it, you’ll be getting ready for a walk at the Beverly Gardens Park, feeling more confident than ever!