09.11.2014

Too Young for Varicose Veins? The Truth About Varicose Veins in Young Adults

young people and varicose veinsVaricose veins are often perceived as a condition that only affects older people – many are unaware that they can affect people in their 30s, 20s, or even teens. Since varicose veins are caused by many different factors, they can appear at virtually any age.

 

Why am I getting varicose veins at my age?

Genetics play a large role in the appearance of varicose vein symptoms, but there can be more than one factor responsible. For example, pregnancy, excessive lifting , standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time can all contribute to the formation of varicose veins.

Should I be worried about my varicose veins?

While surface spider veins (often a precursor to varicose veins) may not pose an immediate health risk, you should keep an eye on the affected areas and make note of any symptoms you notice. If you see patches of discolored skin, or notice a rash or itchy skin, you should make an appointment with a vein specialist to rule out a more serious condition. You should also seek treatment if you have any pain, swelling, leg cramps, restlessness, leg fatigue, or a heavy feeling in your legs.

 

How can I get rid of varicose veins?

It’s important to note that varicose veins will not go away on their own. That being said, there are some steps you can take to prevent minor symptoms from worsening. Conservative treatment including rest, Exercise such as walking or leg elevation, stretching, and use of pressure stockings can all help to reduce your risk of aggravating existing varicose veins. But the only way to get rid of varicose veins for good is  by seeking professional treatment. In the past, surgery was the only permanent solution, but today there are a number of minimally invasive procedures available, such as Radio Frequency Ablation or Clarivein Ablation. These newer procedures allow for much more accurate treatment – meaning less bruising, less risk of damage to surrounding tissues, and faster recovery time.

To learn more about how to get long term relief from varicose veins, call the Las Vegas vein expert, Dr.Kaveh, at (702) 233-1849 to schedule an appointment today!