BUSI Xulu would like to know what causes spider veins and what treatments are available.
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin.
Spider veins are smaller, red, purple and blue vessels that are also twisted and turning and are usually seen on the legs and face.
A number of factors cause or predispose a person to varicose spider veins, including:
l Occupations that involve a lot of standing
l Hormonal influences during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
l A history of blood clots.
If you would like to seek treatment, please contact your personal doctor to discuss your options. -
webmd.com; womenshealth.gov; medicinenet.com