Question: I have spider veins on my legs and they really hurt to the touch. Can that be dangerous to my health?
Answer: In the large picture, pain associated with spider veins is not life threatening. It would be worthwhile to have an evaluation by a qualified provider to see if these spider veins are an indication of a larger problem called venous insufficiency. If one has venous insufficiency, the risk of developing a DVT increases by 4% per year. Although relatively low likelihood that something adverse will occur, it is worth your time to get a complete picture of your vein health to understand the specific implications for you.
Congratulations, you are pregnant! Your bundle or bundles of joy are on the way to change your life forever! The body changes quickly during pregnancy, and some of these changes are not so wonderful! Varicose veins are a common occurrence in pregnancy. There are a number of reasons for this: blood volume increases, hormones shift,…Read More