Your body changes throughout your life. The first major change occurs during puberty. Thereafter, life events dictate the next sets of changes. Pregnancy is a big body change episode for females while men tend to experience the effects of gravity. Weight gain at any point changes the bodies of men and women, and varicose veins can result. The impact they have on a person varies. Often, they have no debilitating effects. If they do, varicose vein treatment in Elk Grove Village is available to you. Here are three reasons why you might consider seeking treatment for your varicose veins.
Often, the appearance of these veins is more of a cosmetic issue for individuals than anything else. Weight gain causes pressure that leads to poor blood flow. The additional fat presses down on the nearby vessels, causing blood to accumulate. When there is enough accumulation, they can be seen through the skin. As you age, your skin becomes thinner and less elastic. The combination of these two things often leads to more defined veins on your body, which do not always look great. The good news is that cosmetic treatment is available.
Since blood is accumulating and not passing smoothly, you may feel discomfort in those specific areas. Itchiness is another side effect. If you feel discomfort, a medical professional provides treatment that provides relief. Simply make an appointment for an assessment.
If you are experiencing excessive weight gain, varicose veins can become painful. The condition can ramp up to bruising, swelling of the legs and a feeling of heaviness, too. At this point, you might be a candidate for endovenous laser ablation. The affected veins will be damaged so they can shrink and close. To speak with a professional about varicose vein treatment in Elk Grove Village, contact us at AshpolePlasticSurgery.com