Spider veins, known as telangiectasia, is the dilation of blood vessels shown through the skin. They are usually red and may look like spider webs and tree branches. They can be found anywhere on the body but typically seen on the face and legs. Varicose veins are larger and are slightly different. They are typically seen in the legs and result from twisted blood vessels.
A person may develop spider or varicose veins because of: genetics, excessive standing, obesity, hormone influences like pregnancy or birth, puberty, trauma, history of blood clots, or exposure to UV rays. Someone who has spider or varicose veins can experience: pain, tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs.
There are surgical and nonsurgical procedures for spider and varicose veins. Support stockings can help with the pain by comforting the legs. Taking care of your skin will mask them. It is also recommended to eat healthy, drink water, and exercise more. Sclerotherapy is an intravenous treatment where a concentrated salt solution is injected into the veins so it will disappear. Ligation is trying off a vein. Stripping is the removal of a vein. Radiofrequency and laser treatments are available as well.
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