Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins are problems that cause discomfort and may also affect self-esteem.

Varicose veins are enlarged veins, which are swollen veins that twist and appear above the skin in certain areas of the body. This is: they are subcutaneous. Main symptoms are: pain, tired legs and itchiness, along with swelling, mainly at the end of the day.

Spider veins – telangiectasia – are dilatations of small blood vessels with a purplish red tone that resemble small superficial threads – spiders. These arise essentially in the lower limbs and affect mostly women.

The origin may be congenic or genetic. Its manifestation is favored by heat, sedentarism, excess time in the same position, sitting or standing, excessive weight and general aging.


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

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

In this way, it is important to solve this problem as soon as possible in order not to sever the condition and keep your legs healthy.

Useful Advice

  • Moisturize daily the body – massage with ascending movements;
  • Avoid being sit 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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