We have patients of all ages who experience venous disease. A common question asked is: how does age affect varicose veins? The simple answer to this is that the risk of developing varicose veins increases as you age.
It is important to understand that there is no set age as to when varicose veins appear. Many people develop varicose veins when they are younger, but as you age varicose veins are more likely to appear. This risk factor is important to contemplate when considering the right time to treat your varicose veins. There are short-term solutions to varicose vein treatment, such as:
- Wearing compression stockings
- Losing weight
- Avoiding long periods of activity
While these solutions are helpful there is no stopping the development of varicose veins, especially as you age. So, the short-term methods may work to decrease symptoms, they will not fully treat the disease. Ultimately, age is a substantial risk factor to the formation and continuation of venous disease.
Why are you more likely to develop varicose veins as you get older?
You are at a higher risk of developing venous disease as you age due to your venous valves needing to work harder to bring the blood back to your heart. This can lead to the valves malfunctioning and the blood pooling the lower legs. Some patients believe that age is a risk factor for treatment, but this is not the case. We are able to treat vein disease in patients of all ages. Do not let your age stop you from seeking treatment and taking back your life once again!
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art 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, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.