The Truth About Varicose Veins

We will cover something here that women don’t just sit around and openly talk about.  It is something that is kept covered up.  Not with lies, but with pants.  We will be addressing the topic of varicose veins.

When veins in the human body become enlarged, they are know as varicose veins.  The color of these veins can vary.  They can be a dark blue, blue, purple, or even a flesh like color.  These veins look like they are wrapped and enveloped into each other.  They are at their worst when they actual enlarge past the skin and protrude.  These veins do not make wearing shorts fun and they develop mostly on a persons legs.

If you suffer from the problem of varicose veins, don’t worry; you are by no means alone.  Over half the women in the Unites States on America suffer from this problem.  I always thought it was just something that happened to woman, as they get older.  I then found out that there are many factors that could cause a woman to get varicose veins.  I remember when my wife first started getting them.  She was the ripe old age of 28.  Were expecting our third child.  That’s when I found out that one of the causes is an increase of the flow of blood in the body.  Because she was pregnant there was more blood flowing through her veins.

The problem of varicose veins can escalate into something much more serious than just bad appearances.  If left untreated a woman could start to feel some discomfort in her legs.  That discomfort can lead to extreme pain.

Because the legs are so far below the heart the veins located there have the hardest time pumping the blood back up.  As more and more pressure is put on the legs (through pregnancy, weight gain, etc) the blood collects there.  It is pumped through at a much slower rate than the rest of the body.  The collection of blood could very easily lead to blood clots.  This is a very dangerous situation as blood clots passed to the heart and brain cause strokes and possibly death.

Another cause of varicose veins is one that we would not think of.  Women can become afflicted with varicose veins from over expose to the sun.  Yes, too much sun can bring on varicose veins.  These varicose veins don’t show up on the legs but in a far more obvious place.  They appear on the face.  Also women with a family history of varicose veins are much more likely to get them too.

How can you avoid the problem of varicose veins?  Well first, limit your exposure to the harmful effects of the sun.  No you don’t have to lock yourself inside.  Just put on a good sun block with a high SPF.  Also watch your weight.  Don’t gain too much to fast.  Keep to a healthy diet and regular exercise to keep that blood flowing like it should.

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