Spider Veins Drive me Bonkers, Getting Older is So Overrated

I remember as a teenager, I had once asked my Gram about her legs, it seems spider veins and varicose veins run in the family. I dreaded the idea that one day I will be at an age that my body would respond with spider veins or varicose veins, but it happened. Shortly after giving birth to three children my veins had enough and to this day I suffer from both spider veins and varicose veins. It’s not pretty, but in the Summer time I get out in the sun with some oil to tan so that the darker skin hides some of the spider veins.  There is treatment for spider veins but I haven’t looked too deeply into it until recently, for curiosity sake more than anything else.

The older I get, the worse my veins get, of course I have been told there are diet changes and habits to break that would help alleviate my spider vein issues but I don’t always listen. Based on research, I have found that around 80% of vein issues are genetic, this means no matter what I try to do, I would suffer from my spider veins. My elders all have them in some shape or form, it’s something I knew I would be dealing with one day. I may be 32 but in my mind, I am sometimes still 19 years old, all too often I forget how old I am until I take a look at my legs when Summertime comes and I wear shorts. Sadly, spider veins are simply a part of my world but if I really dread them, there are ways to get rid of them or at least make them less visible; sclerotherapy for example is one way my doctor has told me I could help gain more support in my veins.

This procedure isn’t risky, as far as my doctor has told me but spider vein treatment just scares me because I don’t like the idea of anyone touching my veins or going near them with a syringe. On another note, I have many older friends and peers across the United States who have successfully had spider vein treatment completed and while it left slight bruising, they said it was all worth it in the long run. Maybe I will look further into this, what say you? Would you look into getting spider vein treatment if you suffer from spider veins?

VCA

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