This story now
IN Health & Fitness ON 22 Mar, 2016
Do you intentionally despise shorts and skirts because you have clear visible lines on your legs? We feel for you, we do. Vein issues are the most common issues in the world. But with the right INTEL, you can learn how to prevent them, live with them and even get rid of them.
Scroll down to know all about these twisted veins. And, I am sure you will find a bazillion reasons to embrace them and treat them.
Here are the reasons, why?
Yes, you read that right. Varicose veins are way too different than spider veins. They are two very different terms. Spider veins are smaller, flat and red veins while varicose are the larger purple ones that bulge out.
And they require tough treatments.
You actually don't need special veins to form varicose veins. According to the doctors, there are two types of veins namely, deep veins and superficial veins. Deep veins serve the purpose of pumping blood to and from the heart. Superficial veins are closer to the surface of the skin and are comparatively easier to treat.
The valves in the leg veins are supposed to pump blood to and from the heart. In varicose veins, those valves don't work properly, so the blood pools and causes the veins to stretch.
Well, the answer is Genetics. While there are many other factors that cause varicose, genetics is the first one to blame. Don't thank your mommy. The other reasons include obesity, aging and pregnancy.
Tight clothes, wearing high heels for long periods or even standing for a prolonged time can increase the risk of varicose. Experts recommend avoiding clothes that feel tight and all the other ways that can increase adequate circulation.
It is possible for varicose veins not to be entirely a cosmetic issue but a serious health issue too. Some people might feel a slight itchy, swollen pain or even numbness in legs. If these are your symptoms too, you should definitely rush to the doctor.
Sometimes, the simplest methods work best. They work because they keep leg veins compressed and hence the blood cannot pool. Is this the reason that all those old nurses wore long thick socks while working that ass off.
If your veins aren't painful or prominent, you can fake them using makeup. There are plenty of products available in the market.
For bigger varicose veins, a rather invasive method is required. For larger veins, the treatment is similar to the laser treatment for smaller to medium veins where heat is applied to shrink the veins.
What other body or beauty concerns do you have? Let us know in the comments and share this with your friends. We'll find more solutions for you.
To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.