What are Spider Veins and How to Get Rid of Them

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 55% of women are dealing with some sort of a problem with their veins, probably the worst of them being spider veins.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins or telangiectasias appear when small clusters of blood vessels form close to the skin surface. These generally look like a spider’s web (hence the name) and are usually red or purple in color.

Unfortunately, genetics play a big role in getting spider veins. So, if your mother has them, there is a good chance that you will as well.

In addition to genetics, other factors can also contribute to developing telangiectasias, including smoking, hormonal birth control and obesity. So, you should do your best to avoid these additional risk factors if possible.

What can You do to Prevent Spider Veins?

Since heredity plays a role you may not be able to avoid them forever, but you might be able to postpone their appearance. The best way to keep spider veins at bay is through exercise and a healthy diet, so keep the blood circulating with regular exercise and good food.

How to Treat Spider Veins?

One of the more effective methods of removing telangiectasias is via laser vein removal. This treatment can be used for both small spider veins and for the larger varicose veins on your legs and it doesn’t include bruising or blistering like some other methods can.

Alternatively, you can also use sclerotherapy. This method involves “sealing” the vein by inducing a small inflammatory reaction in it.

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