How Young Adults Get Varicose Veins | Medical Clinic Contributes

Jun 1, 2019

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How Young Adults Get Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen rope-like knots of blood vessels that protrude from the surface of the skin. They are caused by chronic venous insufficiency, an underlying condition that occurs when the vein valves responsible for effective blood flow malfunction and blood accumulates in the leg veins.

Age is one of the primary risk factors for vein disease. As you get older, your veins valves get weaker and become more likely to malfunction, thereby leading to venous insufficiency and varicose veins. However, it’s a myth that varicose veins only occur past your middle age. Even young adults in their 20s can get varicose veins under certain circumstances.

Regardless of your age, if you notice signs of vein disease — heaviness of legs, leg cramps, restless legs, varicose veins — you need to consult a vein treatment clinic NJ immediately. Varicose veins progress rapidly and, if left untreated, can lead to various other complication like skin infections, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. The last of these is particularly dangerous because it leads to blood clot formation in the veins, which can be fatal if the blood clots travel to the lungs.

In this article, we discuss how young adults get varicose veins, what are some risk factors that predispose you to vein disease, and how to minimize your risk of varicose veins.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy drastically increases your risk of developing varicose veins. This is mostly because of all the physiological changes that take place in your body during pregnancy. The weight of the uterus can place greater pressure on your veins, which can lead to varicose veins. Furthermore, your body’s total blood volume increases to support the growing baby, but that also leads to vein dilation, which can also lead to varicose veins. Finally, your body goes through erratic hormonal changes that can weaken or relax your vein walls.

Obesity

Being a little overweight isn’t an issue. However, obesity can lead to a number of diseases, including vein disease. Being heavy means your veins are put under a lot of additional pressure, which can weaken the vein walls and lead to the formation of varicose veins. Furthermore, the layers of subcutaneous fat may also make it hard to notice swollen veins, which can be dangerous because you may not identify the initial symptoms of vein disease.

 

Genetics

Genetics is by far the leading risk factor for vein disease. If both your parents suffer from vein disease, you are almost certain to also suffer from varicose veins. If you’re genetically predisposed towards vein disease, then varicose veins can develop at any time, even in your 20s. So you have to be vigilant and consult a vein doctor the moment you notice the first signs of venous insufficiency.

Sedentary Lifestyle

Do you spend a lot of your time sitting or standing still without any activity? Do you have an occupation that doesn’t involve much movement — such as teaching, office desk jobs, nursing, driving? Being inactive places great pressure on your leg veins and minimizes muscle activity, increasing your likelihood of blood accumulation in your leg veins, which, in turn, causes varicose veins.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a medical condition in which blood clots form inside your veins. These blood clots cause immense damage to your vein walls and vein valves. As such, if you currently have DVT — or if you’ve ever had DVT — your vein valves may be weakened, increasing your likelihood of getting varicose veins.

How to Improve your Circulation?

As the aforementioned points illustrate, even young people can get varicose veins. Can you identify with any of the risk factors mentioned above? If so, you can incorporate some lifestyle changes to improve your circulation and potentially avoid varicose veins.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are basically just stockings that apply pressure on your blood vessels. If you’re predisposed to varicose veins, you can start wearing custom-fitted compression stockings as they’ll improve your circulation and minimize the risk of varicose veins.

Calf-Based Exercises

Calf-based exercises such as running, swimming, cycling, and yoga require you to move your legs a lot. This leads to muscular contractions in the legs, which helps push blood along towards the heart.

Elevating your Legs

You can’t really do anything about the fact that you have a sedentary job that requires you to sit for most of the day. However, you can still elevate your legs over the position of your heart to encourage blood circulation. You should also get up and walk around often — even if it’s to the water cooler and back — to prevent blood accumulation in your legs.

Varicose Veins Treatment at the Best Vein Treatment Center

The previously mentioned lifestyle changes can help improve your circulation. But they can’t guarantee that you won’t get varicose veins, nor can they treat varicose veins once the symptoms show up.

At Vein Treatment Clinic, we have some of the world’s best and most reputable vein doctors who can study your condition carefully and run tests to identify the root cause of your varicose veins. We specialize in minimally invasive varicose veins treatment options that conclude within an hour and cause no pain and discomfort.

If you notice any of the warning signs and symptoms of varicose veins and vein disease, please schedule an appointment with your nearest vein treatment center for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
Read more >>

Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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