What are spider veins?
They can differ in color. They’re named such, since they remind of us of spider webs. However, they occasionally may appear to look like marble.
Symptoms of Spider Veins
They are an indication of vein disease. Besides giving an unpleasant appearance, you may go through discomfort.
What causes Spider Veins?
The primary cause of these veins is malfunctioning valves in the veins.
They generally appear on the leg, hand and face are due to unhealthy valves present in the feeder veins letting blood flow in reverse instead of only upwards toward the heart. Blood that flows in the reverse direction can create “non-functional” veins that surface right under the skin as spider veins.
Who is prone to Spider Veins?
People of all ages develop spider veins.
Many of us may experience medical vein issues in the future. The condition is mostly hereditary. If your parents or grandparents had or have spider veins, there is a high chance you develop them too. In case you become pregnant or pursuing an occupation or lifestyle that requires standing for long at a stretch, this may worsen the affected veins, or increase the likelihood of getting them.
What you need to know
The exact reason for developing spider veins is unclear, even though heredity, injury, pregnancy, aging is believed to be factors causing the condition. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reports almost 40 percent of women to have some form of varicose vein condition and the probability of getting one increases as one gets older – making it up to 80 percent of women getting some form of the venous disease by age 80. Women are slightly more likely to have varicose and spider veins compared to men.
Treatment: Compression Stockings
Compression stockings are a use-at-home simple intervention to help ease symptoms in your legs. It improves blood circulation by increasing pressure in the legs. These stockings come in different compression strength.
Sorgen Compression Stockings come in three classes as per compression strength. Class I provides 18 to 21 mmHg compression. Class II provides 23 to 32 mmHg compression, and Class III provides 34 to 44 mmHg compression. Your doctor will recommend the proper pair for you.