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What Causes Spider Veins?


Spider veins are often noticeable from the red and blue veins that typically spreads down your legs and behind your knees as you age. Keep reading to learn what causes these veins, and how you can prevent them.

Common Causes of Spider Veins

Spider veins are caused by increased pressure in the veins, and they’re typically hereditary. When blood pools in veins near the surface of your skin, spider veins form. Those who have a job which requires them to stand for prolonged periods of time, such as nurses and teachers put more pressure on their legs and are therefore more likely to develop spider veins.

Additionally, spider veins can be caused by:

  • Trauma
  • Fluctuations in hormone level
  • Obesity
  • Heredity

Preventing Spider Veins

The best thing you can do to prevent spider veins is having good leg circulation. Other measures that may help prevent spider veins include:

  • Treat your varicose veins to reduce pressure on the affected area.
  • Prop your feet up with your legs higher than your heart.
  • Wear compression socks if you’ll be on your feet for a long time.
  • Manage your body weight to reduce the pressure on your veins.

Spider Vein Treatment in Lone Tree Colorado

If you’re struggling with spider veins, look no further than Albert Vein Institute for help. Our goal, first and foremost, is to meet our patients’ needs; we strive to be open and transparent with all of our patients. You have our guarantee that you will never be recommended tests or treatments unless we truly believe that it will serve your best interests.

Contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations. (303) 857-5111