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Thread Veins and Varicose Veins

Problems with Thread Veins and Varicose Veins / Treatment of Thread Veins and Varicose Veins

With more than half of the population you will be able to find expanded, visible blood veins on the legs or in the face. They are primarily seen on people with a fair complexion, and they are mostly caused by a genetic defect in the vein system which causes thread veins, and varicose veins. Persons who are overweight, persons who sit or stand a lot in their job, as well as pregnant women, also have an increased risk of developing thread veins and varicose veins. Sun and cold weather can also have an effect.

There is a difference between thread veins, and varicose veins. Thread veins are defined as sick veins which are small and line shaped, whereas varicose veins are larger - more than 4mm in diameter. If the vein flaps do not function properly, the blood will flow in the wrong direction, meaning not towards the heart as it should. This causes the veins to overfill, and therefore expand.

Many people seek treatment for thread veins or varicose veins, women more so than men, and elderly more so than younger people. If you suffer from any of the mentioned symptoms, you should see a doctor. Most often it will be defined as a cosmetic problem, but many patients still have a great desire to have these removed. Fortunately this is possible through surgery, injection treatment or laser treatment.

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