Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
- Q How do I manage varicose veins on a daily basis?
If you have a mild case of varicose veins, you will not need to do anything daily. You might make some lifestyle adjustments such getting exercise, sitting with your feet up, or not standing or sitting for extended periods of time. You can make changes... Full Answer
- Q How do varicose veins affect the body?
Varicose veins are caused by changes in the circulatory system. Due to changes in blood flow or the elasticity in your veins, blood begins to pool in certain areas rather than being circulated back to the heart. This leads to the blue or purple color of... Full Answer
- Q How can lasers help in the treatment of spider veins?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryLasers can be used to destroy spider veins. Honest surgeons will tell you that the lasers are a less efficient technique than sclerotherapy (a method of treating spider veins by injecting chemicals directly into the capillaries). Only small... Full Answer
- Q What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyBoth spider veins and varicose veins are caused by increased pressure on the valves in the veins. Dr. Oz explains the difference between spider veins and varicose veins in this video. Full Answer