Contributing Factors to Vein Disease

Venous insufficiency is a growing disease that many Americans are struggling with.  The most visible and common symptoms in venous insufficiency are spider veins and varicose veins. Like most diseases vein disease has many contributing factors. You may have asked yourself why you’ve developed vein disease, or if there is something you could have done to prevent it. There are many reasons why you may be suffering from vein disease, and you’re not alone.

Genetics and Symptoms

We can’t choose our genetic makeup but we can choose to minimize our risk factors and catch the symptoms, so you can seek out medical attention. Varicose veins are the result of vein disease, which is a progressive disease. The health problems include ulcers, infections and blood clots. Symptoms to look for to stop vein disease in its tracks are leg pain, leg or ankles swelling, leg cramps, restless legs, varicose veins and spider veins. If you do suffer from vein disease you likely feel burning or throbbing in your legs, your legs may feel tired and itchy as well.

If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to seek medical attention so you don’t continue to feel pain, also if you can deal with the affected veins immediately you won’t have to endure chronic vein disease which can lead to more pain and long term problems.

Other contributing factors to vein disease

Standing for long periods of time can contribute to venous insufficiency. If you stand or sit more than 75% of your average day you are susceptible to damaging the veins in your legs because they aren’t getting the proper circulation they need.

The pelvic pressure that occurs when a woman is pregnant along with the excessive weight gain is another contributing factor. Pregnancy causes increased blood volume which like standing, causes circulatory issues. When you gain extra weight it can put a strain on your vascular system and causes your veins to have to work harder.

If you are over the age of 50, you are more likely to develop vein disease. Your veins, too are older, you’ve spent more time straining these veins. Hormonal changes that come with growing older also contribute to the disease


Many of us fall under these categories. There are ways to assist yourself in living a better life. If you start with a healthy diet and exercise along with elevating your legs after a hard day of work, this may help. It won’t cure your problems though. Here at Alpha Vein Clinic we have minimally invasive procedures to get rid of your symptoms for good!

If you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned in this article make an appointment with Dr. Kavah at Alpha Vein Clinic today.

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