Having spider veins is one of the conditions that are not easy to avoid, especially when we start to age. Contrary to popular belief, there is still a solution to removing spider veins when we visit a vascular surgeon.
In Singapore we tend to be very busy with all our tasks. In the workspace, we sometimes get bombarded that we forget to stop for a while, breathe, and assess our surroundings, and ourselves. Little did we know that along with other health complications, there may already be signs of aging, or any other differences that have emerged.
What are spider veins?
One of the changes we may not notice at first were spider veins. Compared to varicose veins, spider veins are evident in some parts of the body. They are smaller vessels that twist and turn. They can be in red, purple, or blue. Compared to varicose veins which are large, and raised blood vessels, spider veins are smaller.
What are the causes of spider veins?
There are many factors that cause spider veins. You may be prone to having varicose veins or spider veins if you have a history of having these easily, or if you have a history of blood clots. Work conditions that require standing in longer periods of time can also cause you to have these. Obesity, hormonal influences like pregnancy, puberty or menopause, using birth control pills, postmenopausal hormonal replacement, and conditions that made the pressure in your abdomen increase like tumors, and constipation, and externally worn garments like girdles can cause varicose veins, and spider veins.
What are the symptoms of spider veins?
There are people who experience pain when having varicose veins. You may also feel differences with your legs like it feeling heavy. Some also feel restlessness, tiredness, throbbing, burning, or tingling. Symptoms may be worse in women.
There are many topical solutions that claim to have treated varicose veins, or spider veins. But these solutions tend to take a longer time before it takes effect. For best results, it is better to go to a vascular surgeon here in Singapore to remove those unwanted varicose veins, or spider veins.
Vascular surgeons now have cutting edge technology that will remove your varicose veins, or spider veins with minimal invasion. With only local anaesthetic, a small catheter will be administered at the affected area. After this, a VenaSeal glue solution will be applied to the damaged vein. This then will allow it to close, so the blood will be redirected to a healthier vein. Aside from the VenaSeal Closure System, there are other procedures that the vascular surgeon can help you with treating your varicose veins or spider veins.
Here are just some of the important things you need to know about spider veins or varicose veins. It is important to eat a balanced diet, get ample exercise, and have enough and on time sleep. There are also other measures and precautions to avoid having varicose veins or spider veins.
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