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Causes of Varicose and Spider Veins
San Diego Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment
Varicose and spider veins are a common vascular condition affecting millions of Americans, including men and women of all ages. These unsightly veins that most frequently occur on the legs and ankles are caused by underlying vascular issues, particularly poorly functioning vein valves and weaknesses in the vein wall.
Varicose and spider veins can be caused by a number of factors. In many cases, certain people are often predisposed to developing these vascular conditions. Women, for example, tend to develop varicose and spider veins more often than men. The likelihood that a person will develop varicose and spider veins also increases with age, and it is estimated that more than 45% of men and more than 75% of women in their sixties have symptoms of vascular problems. Heredity also plays a significant role in one’s predisposition to developing varicose and spider veins. If you have a family history of vascular conditions and vein disease, then you may have an increased risk of developing them yourself.
Apart from these genetic predispositions, varicose and spider veins have been linked to a variety of other causes and factors.
Birth control medications
Hormone replacement therapies
Lack of exercise
Prolonged sitting or standing
Trauma or injury to the skin and sun damage
Whatever the underlying cause may be, our San Diego varicose and spider vein treatment specialists know that these conditions can be a daily source of embarrassment, frustration, and discomfort. As we know that they can also signify larger medical concerns than cosmetic imperfections alone, we strive to deliver our patients comprehensive care that addresses both aesthetic and health issues. We also stress the importance of providing patients with the vital information and resources they need to maintain strong vascular health and reduce their chances of developing similar vascular conditions in the future.
Discuss Your Needs, Questions, and Concerns – Contact Our San Diego Vascular Surgeons
If you have been suffering from varicose and spider veins, the safe and effective treatment options we provide can help you attain a life of improved mobility, inner confidence, and overall health. If you are located anywhere throughout San Diego County, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to learn more about the underlying causes of varicose and spider veins and the treatments we can provide to improve the quality of your life. Contact San Diego Vascular Center today.
625 West Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County
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