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What causes a vein to bulge?

October 23, 2018 • MDC • spider veinsUncategorizedvaricose veins

The Kimmel Institute Discusses What Causes A Vein To Bulge

Vein problems can develop at any age and can be a cause of embarrassment and discomfort. Individuals may notice bulging veins after certain activities and may become concerned about the health of their veins. Learning about the causes of bulging veins can help to dispel some of the concerns about vein health. At The Kimmel Institute in Boca Raton, FL, we specialize in treating vein problems.

Common Causes of Bulging Veins

A number of activities can lead to bulging veins, some of which are benign, but some of which can mean the start of more serious vein conditions:

  • After vigorous physical workouts, many people notice that their veins may bulge out noticeably. This effect is caused by the increased need for blood to nourish muscles during physical activities. The bulging generally decreases when the activity is stopped.
  • During pregnancy, women often notice bulging veins due to increases in weight and pressure in the lower body.
  • Individuals who stand for long periods for their work may develop bulging veins in the legs, over time.
  • Those who sit at desks for long periods or on planes for long flights on a routine base may also develop vein problems.
  • According to the Mayo Clinic, obesity can be a factor in developing varicose veins.
  • If you have a family history of bulging, varicose veins, you are also more likely to develop the problem.
  • Older people often develop large, bulging veins from poor circulation of blood in the body.

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

You may find vein patterns like a spider web on the surface of the skin that is colored red or blue. These are often referred to as “spider veins,” and they don’t necessarily develop into more serious vein problems. Varicose veins are larger veins that may be raised from the surface of the skin and have a blue or purple color. Some of these may become bulged over time. These veins can lead to discomfort, pressure and even ulceration in some patients. Your Boca Raton vein specialist can advise you on the best methods for dealing with problem veins.

A Variety of Vein Treatments Are Available

Several treatments are available to help. Sclerotherapy uses chemicals to close down dysfunctional veins so that nearby blood vessels can take up the task. Laser-assisted devices can also be used to close the affected vein. In severe cases, the vein may need to be surgically removed. Vein treatments can be done, not only on the legs but also on the hands and breast.

Contact The Kimmel Institute For Vein Treatment in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Richard Kimmel has many years of experience treating the problem veins of patients in Boca Raton, FL, and surrounding communities. We offer a varicose vein and spider vein treatment, to help patients be more comfortable and feel more attractive. Call the Kimmel Institute today at 561-948-5560 for an appointment to learn more about current treatments for unattractive, bulging veins.

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