For most people, summer is the most wonderful time of the year next to Christmas and maybe Thanksgiving. However, summer calls for the sundresses, shorts and swim suits unlike Christmas where you get to rock that sweater sent to you from grandma while sipping on that delicious nog. But as you look at your reflection in the mirror, you notice those unsightly legs, hands and yes, the face too. You have small webs on your face, hands and legs and some twisting blue or purple coloured bulges on your legs. So, what do you do next?
The first step is understanding what these conditions are. The small ‘webs’ are known as spider veins (because they resemble spider webs) and the twisting bulges are varicose veins. The two conditions are caused by backed up blood in the veins which causes them to swell. For spider veins that appear on the face and legs, the cause is usually too much exposure to ultraviolet rays and hormonal treatment. For varicose veins, the backing up of the blood is more often than not caused by too much pressure on the legs which is why people in professions that have them on their feet for long periods of time are more susceptible to varicose veins.
Spider veins and varicose veins are however not permanent since they can be effectively treated and/or removed, visit this page if you are seeking treatment for these.
It is important to note than even after treatment and removal, you have to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising so as to make sure that you do not have to deal with spider veins and varicose veins as a recurring condition. This way, summer will be the other most wonderful time of the year right up there with Christmas.