Do Varicose Veins affect younger people?
Varicose veins are commonly associated with advanced age, and while it is true that older people are more likely to develop varicose veins, the condition can also affect younger people. Varicose veins can develop in teenagers, or young adults as well as in seniors. You may begin to notice bulging veins in your younger years, below are some of the contributing factors as to why this occurs.
The main causes for anyone to develop varicose veins include: genetic predisposition, pregnancy, tumours, obesity, constipation, etc.
In the younger population, women are more likely to develop the condition as a result of pregnancy. This is a direct result of the pressure applied by the uterus on the veins. This added pressure makes it more likely for blood to pool in the veins, causing the varicose veins to develop. To manage varicose veins during pregnancy make sure that you are getting regular exercise, not sitting for prolonged periods of time, and elevating your legs to improve circulation.
When pregnant veins can appear bulging, itchy, and potentially painful. Regularly wearing compression stockings during your pregnancy can also diminish your chance of developing varicose veins.
Other factors in young adults that can lead to the development of varicose veins include sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Sitting or standing for hours on end can cause blood to collect in the veins, which increases the pressure in the legs. This means that your legs must work harder to pump blood back to the heart, which affects the blood circulation in your legs and can ultimately contribute to the development of this condition. Any position in which long periods of inactivity in the legs occurs are more susceptible to develop varicose veins.
Certain jobs that seemingly make this development more likely include the following:
- Medical professionals
- Hair stylists
- Office workers
Prevention of Varicose Veins
If you are young and want to prevent the development of this condition specific lifestyle adjustments could lessen your chances of forming varicose veins. Making sure to keep active and wearing compression stockings can help. Unfortunately, there is no sure way to ensure you do not develop varicose veins as it is a hereditary condition.
Treatment options for varicose veins include:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346!