Varicose veins sure look unshapely, but it’s the health risks they represent that causes future mothers much worrying. It’s good to know that there are possibilities for treating pregnancy veins in Los Angeles; however, when it comes to varicose and spider veins that appear during pregnancy, it is advised that no removal procedures are considered before the delivery. Still, if you have already noticed varicose veins forming on your legs, there are measures you can take minimize potential health risks, specially varicose veins blood clot risk.
The appearance of enlarged, twisted, often painful veins is the result of a disrupted blood flow within the blood vessels. As vessel valves get weaker (along with vessel walls too), blood flow becomes irregular, causing the vein to swell and form blood-collecting spots. It is in these spots that blood clot can form, potentially causing many other complications, such as superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) and, in more difficult cases, deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Unlike SVT, DVT is a condition that should not be taken lightly. This is why it is important to recognize the potential blood clot as soon as possible, and these are some of the symptoms that might be suggesting its formation:
1. The vein is tender or painful to the touch;
A proper lifestyle and care should help you keep your varicose veins under control until the delivery. To minimize the discomfort of swollen veins, as well as varicose veins blood clot risk, consider the following:
It’s perfectly natural for a mother-to-be to want to stay healthy and active, both for herself, and for her new baby. Visiting a vein specialist can give you a peace of mind you are looking for, and for a good reason too. A thorough examination will enable the insight in your vein condition, allowing the specialist to suggest treatments and procedures. Schedule an appointment with Beverly Hills Vein Institute’s Dr. Ivan Brooks, a renowned, experienced vein specialist. Soon enough, your little one will be on their feet, so you must be, too! Let us assist you in keeping your veins healthy.