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Why Me?

Perhaps you’re wondering why you’ve developed varicose veins. While heredity might be the leading cause, age, weight, gender, hormones, and occupation can also play a role. Although they can develop at any age, varicose veins tend to worsen with the more birthdays you celebrate. With each year, it might also be more difficult to maintain your ideal body weight, thus making you more susceptible to the onset of certain venous conditions. Moreover, as many as 70% to 80% of pregnant women develop varicose veins during the first trimester—and other hormonal factors related to menopause and birth control can also contribute. Even a job that requires excessive standing or sitting can increase the chances of developing a vein-related problem.  So whether you’re standing all day work or you’re genetically predisposed to a particular condition, advancements in medicine make it no longer necessary to ask yourself a worried question such “why me?” Instead, you can simply get treated.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Looking Good After Pregnancy

It’s estimated that 70% to 80% of pregnant women develop varicose veins during the first trimester. Pregnancy causes an increase in blood volume; however, it’s the hormonal changes that cause the veins to enlarge. Elevated levels of progesterone, which the body produces to stabilize the uterus, allow the veins to dilate. Later, the uterus enlarges and causes increased pressure on the veins in the pelvic area. While varicose veins often disappear after delivery, the venous valves are damaged. When varicose veins are still visible after three months, it’s time  contact a vein specialist. It’s important you look good, feel good, and remain healthy—particularly after pregnancy.

Sincerely,

Executive Team