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Posted on August 13, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What Can Happen if You Leave Varicose Veins Untreated

If you have varicose veins, you may assume they’re just a cosmetic problem. But left untreated, they can lead to other problems. 

Varicose veins are bulging, rope-like veins that often show up on the legs that you can see through the skin. They usually show up on legs, ankles, and feet. During pregnancy, they may also appear in the pelvic area or buttocks.

A problem related to varicose veins is spider veins. These are blue or reddish colored veins that are also visible through the skin, although they don’t bulge out the way varicose veins. They’re called spider veins because...

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Posted on July 15, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
The Risk of Varicose Veins While on Birth Control

Could your birth control method make you more likely to develop varicose veins? It’s possible, but probably not something you should worry too much about. 

Experts note that women are more likely to develop varicose veins, and women’s hormones may be the reason, because they cause vein walls to relax. Birth control pills, other hormone-based birth control methods, and hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of developing varicose veins.

They may also make women more prone to developing blood clots, which is a more serious medical problem than varicose veins.

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Posted on June 05, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
Why are vein problems more common in women?

It may not seem fair, but it’s true: Women have more problems than men do with issues like varicose veins and spider veins.

Varicose veins are ropy-looking, bluish veins that often appear in the legs, although they can show up in other parts of the body too. Spider veins are similar but smaller. They don’t bulge out as varicose veins do, and can have a web-like appearance. 

Women are four times as likely as men to have varicose veins, largely because of hormonal fluctuations during their monthly menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. About 50 percent of women have...

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