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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 20:06

Got Veins? - Causes of Varicose Veins

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Lakewood Aesthetics Treat Varicose Veins - Learn MoreWhat Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large, gnarled veins that rise above the surface of skin and sometimes cause discomfort. These enlarged veins occur when the valves that regulate the flow of blood to the extremities become weakened, and the blood stretches the vein walls as it backs up. They usually occur in the legs and feet. Varicose veins are generally harmless, but can be unsightly and painful. 
Causes of Varicose Veins
A number of factors can contribute to the development of varicose veins:
·Age – Veins can become weakened as the years pass.
·Pregnancy – The increased blood volume and additional weight can cause additional stress on the veins.
·Genetics – If you have a family history of vein problems, you are more likely to have varicose veins.
·Obesity – Individuals who carry excess weight put additional strain on the veins in their legs and feet.
·Standing or sitting for long periods – People who must stand or sit for long periods for their work often develop varicose veins.
·Sex – Women are more likely to develop varicose veins, often because of hormonal changes and pregnancy. 
Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?
Although there is no sure-fire way to prevent varicose veins, you can take a number of steps to maintain vein health in your daily life:
·Maintain a healthy weight – Keeping your weight at recommended levels helps your general health, as well as your vein health.
·Eat a high-fiber, low-salt diet – This type of diet will avoid constipation and fluid retention to keep your veins healthy.
·Exercise regularly – Exercise improves healthy blood circulation to help avoid vein problems. 
·Elevate legs whenever possible – Keep a box under your desk or use an ottoman at home to improve blood flow in your legs. 
·Avoid high heels and tight stockings – These clothing items can inhibit healthy blood flow and promote vein problems. 
·Change standing and sitting positions frequently – Changing position will facilitate blood flow into alternate veins to help keep veins healthy. 
A number of treatments are available to help the appearance and discomfort of varicose veins. If you are troubled with unsightly or painful varicose veins, contact Lakewood Aesthetics to discuss a customized plan to treat your problem and improve your appearance. 
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Dr. Todd McCarty MD

 Dr. McCarty

Todd McCarty, M.D. is a leading board certified, fellowship trained weight loss surgeon with an aesthetic background located in Dallas, Texas. For Dr. McCarty, the overall treatment goal is medical and surgical weight loss as well as aesthetics to improve the face and body, as well as achieve something deeper and more far-reaching that elusive quality of self-esteem and positive self-image. As Dr. McCarty explained, “We use extensive clinical experience and innovation to deliver the latest advances in weight loss and aesthetics and have a wide range of treatments available in both of our locations.” McCarty Weight Loss Center and Wellness and Lakewood Aesthetics are two dedicated facilities to bring out the best possible enhancement in appearance and rejuvenation.

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