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Why Do Varicose Veins Start Appearing?

Varicose veins are very common, and more likely to occur in women. Besides gender, there are a number of possible risk factors that can make varicose vein problems happen. Most often, a combination of causes is at work, causing a person to develop issues requiring varicose vein treatment–and some causes are out of your control. Still, there are certainly steps you can take to help limit the future appearance of diseased veins. Let’s look at the potential causes that may combine to bring on vascular problems in a given patient. Then we’ll discuss solutions for your vein problems.

Why Varicose Veins Show Up

Bulging or discolored leg veins are the result of malfunctioning valves within the veins. Properly functioning valves help route blood back to the heart, but if valves fail or leak, blood pools (typically in the lower leg), and you have a varicose vein. (See our Before & After treatment photos.) Any activity or condition that puts pressure on veins in the legs or pelvis/abdominal area, can lead to varicose veins, as can inherited weakness of vascular walls. Excess pressure or vein weakness may come from: 

How to Prevent Vein Disease Progression

Control what you can control, to avoid varicose vein development. Make the following changes that apply to your specific situation:

Where to Get Personalized Vein Care in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati

Vein treatments, including varicose vein surgery if needed, are typically minimally invasive, with little downtime involved. Therefore, there’s no reason to postpone getting proper vein care. At VIA Vein Center, we offer customized treatment to banish varicose veins and help you prevent future vascular problems. Contact Vascular & Interventional Associates Vein Center online today, or call 859-286-7333 for an appointment.

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