Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins, which are swollen veins, twisted like and raised above the skin in certain areas of the body. This is: they are subcutaneous.

Varicose veins main symptoms are: pain, the leg feels tired and itchiness, along with swelling, mainly at the end of the day.

Spider veins – telangiectasia – are small vein dilatations in purple red tone that, visually, resemble small spider-webs. It appears, essentially in the lower limbs, and in majority of the cases in women.

Its causes may be congenic or genetic. Its manifestation is favored by heat, sedentarism, excess time in the same position, be it seated or standing, too much weight and general aging.


The treatment shall start preferentially in a beginning state, in order to maintain the legs always healthier. The most well-known treatments are laser therapy and sclerotherapy, as they are fast and non-invasive – avoiding thus surgery – and success rates are quite high (80% to 90%).

If you think that varicose and spider veins only target the older people, you are wrong! These types of problems are affecting, every time, more and more young people.

In this way, it is important to solve this problem as soon as possible in order not to severing the matter and keep your health.

Useful Advice

  • Moisturize daily the body – massage with ascending movements;
  • Avoid being sited with crossed legs;
  • Take colder showers in warmer days;
  • To sleep with the end of the bed higher as to have the legs elevated;
  • Physical exercise, walk or run.

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