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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Posted on May 21, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
7 Myths about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common medical problem, affecting as many as one in four U.S. adults. That may be why so many myths have developed about what causes them and how to treat them.

Unfortunately, these misconceptions can lead to confusion and sometimes needless suffering.

Let’s take a look at the truth behind several common myths about varicose veins.

Myth 1: Varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue.

Fact: While many people are bothered by the appearance of bulging, ropy blue veins, that’s not the only reason to seek treatment for them....

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