Amazing Information about Genetic Varicose Veins!
Are Varicose Veins Genetic?
Often, patients wonder why they have unsightly genetic varicose veins. They ask questions like, “What causes these bulging veins?” and “Why do I have varicose veins?” Many of these patients are likely to have parents who suffer from vein disease as well. The fact is that varicose veins are most inherited due to genetics. Many people have a strong genetic predisposition to developing varicose veins. If you have family members with them, there is a greater chance that you will also develop this progressive condition.
What’s Beneath the Surface?
Those with a genetic predisposition to vein disease may see spider veins in their legs as an early sign. Spider veins are small, almost wispy, red and blue vessels that appear just beneath the skin. These commonly are visible on the calf and thigh area of the leg and look similar to tree branches. Spider veins are often an indication of varicose veins deeper within the leg.
Varicose veins appear through the skin as large, raised and swollen veins. They usually develop in the legs and have a twisting, rope-like appearance. Some of the symptoms, like swelling, itching, leg pain, leg fatigue and restless legs, may be temporarily improved with the use of compression stockings, but this is not a cure. Vein treatment is necessary to completely rid you of your symptoms and genetic varicose veins.
Clinically, veins are the body’s way of returning deoxygenated blood from the limbs and outer areas of the body, back to the heart to be oxygenated and continue circulation. Vein disease results when the valves in the veins fail to function properly and blood flow reverses and flows backward into the legs, rather than flowing up and recirculating. Pressure is built up, swelling and discoloration are apparent and blood clots and ulcers become a possibility. Intense pressure in the vein makes them become thick and twisted -called varicosities.
Although varicose veins and spider veins can certainly be cosmetic issues, they may also pose a number of medical concerns associated with them. By understanding the risks and factors that contribute to vein disease, you can be better prepared to take preventative measures towards vein disease and get rid of the ugly genetic varicose veins.
Although there may be certain factors you simply cannot avoid-including genetics, age, and gender- there are many preventative measures you can take to decrease your risk for damaging the vein valves and create unwanted symptoms.
Some of The Most Important Preventative Measures:
Here is some of the important preventive measures:
- Do not sit for a long time! Sitting for a long period of time can be a major risk factor! So, get up and move around if your job requires sitting for prolonged amount of time.
- Do not stand for a long time! Also standing for a long period of time is not good for your vein health. Raising your legs at the end of the day can help decrease the stress in your leg veins.
- Use Pressure Stockings! If your vein doctor diagnoses you with early stages of vein disease and he/she prescribes pressure stockings, use them. The pressure stockings can help in pushing the blood back up to the heart.
- DO NOT SMOKE
- Exercise regularly! daily exercise such as walking, cycling, and others can improve leg strength and circulation, thereby reducing the risk of vein disease!
These lifestyle changes can improve your vein health, but they are not a treatment for vein disease. There are a number of different treatments for vein disease including Veneaseal procedure (6) Facebook, The Clarivein Procedure ClariVein Procedure -Treatment for Varicose Veins | Las Vegas (alphaveinclinic.com) and Radio Frequency Ablation Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure Varicose Vein | Venefit (alphaveinclinic.com).
Not to Worry!
If you are experiencing varicose veins, it is more than likely that they were inherited. Lucky for those affected, today there are minimally invasive treatments that can rid you of your vein disease. Alpha Vein Clinic is a comfortable setting to begin your road to total vein recovery. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is trained in the most up to date vein procedures including radiofrequency ablation, Clarivein Procedure and our newest offering, Venaseal procedure.
He can make your genetic varicose veins go away. Even if they are not genetic, he still has the cure for you! Call us today and our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions or concerns you may have. Your grandparents and parents may have had to just deal with the symptoms of their vein disease, but you don’t have to.
Call us today to set up an appointment!
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