Spider veins, in and of themselves, are not a serious health concern. But the cause of spider veins – chronic venous insufficiency – can cause leg cramps, leg pain, and sometimes more serious medical issues. Early treatment of spider veins can not only improve your quality of life, but save you money.
Telangiactasias, or spider veins—those thin red, blue, or purple discolorations that appear on the legs or around the eyes—are generally harmless, but are often unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable. They occur when the valves that control blood flow to the heart grow weak, which leads to blood pooling up within the veins.
The weakening of vein valves is called chronic venous insufficiency, which can also cause thicker and more painful varicose veins, leg cramps
Are Spider Veins Worth Treating?
For the most part, spider veins are harmless, but chronic venous insufficiency—the root cause of the unsightly veins—can become a health issue. Spider veins also frequently appear on the face, and can negatively impact one’s appearance. The more important reason to seek treatment for your vein concerns is that when caught early, chronic venous insufficiency can be treated before more serious, and more expensive, medical problems occur.
Take the First Step
The first step in treating chronic venous insufficiency is a simple ultrasound, a painless outpatient procedure that generally takes less than thirty minutes to complete. If you have veins you’re worried about, you can schedule a diagnostic ultrasound with Wellness and Surgery. Get a jump on your health and take the first steps toward eliminating spider veins, leg cramps, and pain, today.
For more information and to schedule your wellness ultrasound, reach out to us.