Untangling the Web of Spider Veins
- Posted on: Jan 25 2016
If you are caught in the web of spider veins, or even varicose veins, have no fear! Dr. Jensen, with his state of the art laser technology can help you break free of the web, and get back to a happier, healthier version of you.
Don’t Get Tangled in Your Own Web
More than 80 million Americans are affected by spider veins and the causes vary for each individual. To keep you from getting tangled in the web of ‘old wives’ tales’ about the causes of these problems, we decided to untangle a few of the myths surrounding varicose veins.
Myth: High Heels Cause Varicose Veins
Though vein problems are more common in women than men, it is not due to wearing high heels, or, contrary to popular belief, crossing your legs. Common causes are:
- Sitting/standing for extended periods of time
- Hormonal Birth Control
- Lack of Exercise
Myth: Those Who Seek Vein Treatment Are…Vain
While many may see varicose veins as purely a cosmetic problem, they can be a warning sign of other health problems. If your legs feel tired or sore at the end of the day, it may be time to see a doctor.
Myth: Blame it on Mom
While vein problems are definitely genetic, it’s not always from the mother’s genes. These issues can be inherited from both sides of the family, and sometimes skip a generation.
Myth: Only Women Suffer from Varicose or Spider Veins
Another myth that many get tangled up in is that men don’t have this problem. While it is true that the majority who suffer from vein troubles are women, men do struggle with venous diseases as well, but are less likely to seek treatment.
Myth: Compression Stockings are the Only Treatment Option
While it is a popular choice, stockings only help ease the painful symptoms associated with vein problems, and do not reduce the appearance of them.
Escape the Web
While there are many myths surrounding vein troubles, the truth is that today’s treatment options are better than ever. Painful vein surgery is not needed for excellent results. With Dr. Jensen’s laser procedures, there are no scars nor cutting and minimal recovery times.
If you are ready to escape from the web of spider veins or varicose veins, call Dr. Jensen today for a free consultation and to find out how laser treatments can benefit you!
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