Young People and Varicose Veins: What Is The Connection?

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Most of us think that only older women such as our grandmothers can get embarrassing varicose veins or unsightly spider veins.

Not so says vascular surgeon and co-founder of Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, Dr. John Rossi.

“It’s just not true that only older women or grandmothers get varicose veins,” says Dr. Rossi. “In our practice in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, I frequently see women who are in their teens, 20s or 30s who have developed bulging, painful varicose veins or blue-red spider veins.”

At Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, our double board-certified vein specialists know that the main causes of spider veins and varicose veins comes from a variety of factors, such as standing for long periods of time.

Dr. David Calcagno, our other co-founder, adds, “Anything that puts pressure on your legs can cause venous insufficiency, which can cause your legs to bulge and expand, resulting in varicose veins or spider veins. This includes genetics and pregnancy as the main factors that cause vein disease, which is more common with increasing age, while standing for long periods of time and obesity are lesser factors.”

However, a few simple precautions can help you lower the risk of varicose veins developing and reduce their appearance. Keeping good circulation in your legs, and resting your legs if you have been standing for a long period of time will help minimize the pressure on your veins as well.

If you have those red-blue-purple spider veins or if you have swollen, aching varicose veins, call Dr. David Calcagno or Dr. John Rossi about our quick, effective, minimally invasive in-office procedures.

Sclerotherapy can virtually eliminate spider veins, while VNUS Closure® (Venous Ablation) can effectively treat your varicose veins.

To make an appointment with one of our board certified surgeons, call 1-855-501-3201 today.