These veins arise when the valves and walls of your veins become weak and blood pools into your veins. The pooling raises the pressure of them and causes them to enlarge. You’ll likely require treatment to prevent your varicose veins from worsening and improve your symptoms and overall quality of life.
Causes of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
While spider veins are usually the result of genetics, hormones, prolonged sitting or standing, and obesity can contribute to them as well. Varicose veins are typically the result of malfunctioning valves. While men and women can both develop these conditions, they are more common in women.
Should I Seek Treatment?
If you’re living with varicose veins, it’s a good idea to treat them in order to find relief from the pain and discomfort they are causing. If you have spider veins, however, you do not have to treat them but can do so if they make you feel insecure and you would feel more confident without them.