Five Common Causes of Varicose Veins in Markham Residents
It is estimated that over 3 million Canadians experience the adverse effects of varicose veins. It is these blue and purple veins that protrude from the surface of the skin in a twisting pattern that can cause swelling, itchiness, and achiness in those affected.
If you notice these symptoms, or the protruding veins themselves, but want to know the underlying causes, continue to read through this post written by LightTouch Med Spa to find out the five most common causes of varicose veins in Markham residents…
As we age, our bodies lose the elasticity in our veins and our skin, causing them to stretch. One-way valves that connect our deep and superficial veins begin to fail as they grow weaker, resulting in the pooling of blood in our veins, and physically manifesting as varicose veins.
If age is the culprit of your varicose veins, LightTouch Med Spa offers Laser Vein Removal at our Markham facility, to rid yourself of unwanted spider veins.
Prolonged Standing and Sitting
Holding a prolonged static position, whether it is sitting or standing, makes it harder for blood to circulate throughout the body. Decreased blood circulation for an extended period can result in the weakening of the blood valves that are designed to send blood back to the heart.
Weight gain in and of itself is not a cause for varicose veins, but being overweight can be. The extra weight of excessive fat can cause undue pressure on the body’s veins, causing poor blood circulation and resulting in pronounced varicose veins.
It is essential to understand your family’s medical history. Some people are genetically predisposed to varicose veins, so you should discuss the medical history with your family members to learn if other relatives have had acute cases of varicose veins.
Overall, women are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins due to hormonal changes from birth control, pre-menstruation, menopause and our final common cause of varicose veins…
Pregnant women produce more blood to help in the creation of life in the uterus, putting more pressure on the inferior vena cava, the vein responsible for carrying blood from the legs and feet to the heart, resulting in reduced blood circulation throughout the rest of the body, especially the legs. This lack of blood flow can further contribute to the development of varicose veins.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also play a role in the development of varicose veins. If they develop during pregnancy, these spider veins usually fade without medical treatment three to twelve months after delivery.
No matter the causation of varicose veins in your body, LightTouch can help treat them. It is essential to discuss the recommended treatments for your body with a professional, especially if you are pregnant. Knowing why your spider veins appear and finding the right treatment to remove them will help you to achieve a brighter, more uniform complexion that lasts.
Our newly opened Markham facility offers free consultations for all prospective patients interested in varicose vein treatments at LightTouch Med Spa.
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