You know the saying, ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”? The same saying could also be applied to your health. When it comes to your body, it’s safe to say that unless you’re in the medical field, you really don’t notice the small things until you are sick or diagnosed with a condition. For instance, most people are completely unaware of their veins until they have to get their blood drawn or until they are diagnosed with a condition like vein disease. Here at Atlas Vein Care, it’s safe to say that we live and breathe veins. If you have recently been diagnosed with vein disease, we have got you covered. To help you feel a little bit more informed about this condition, here is a list of four common causes of vein disease.
- Weight Fluctuations
Did you know that 60% of Americans are overweight? If you are overweight, it puts you at a higher risk of developing a variety of diseases including vein disease. Although there isn’t much scientific evidence to show that weight and vein disease go hand in hand, patients who have lost about 40 pounds or more can trigger veins to surface.
Although pregnancy is a miracle and can be really enjoyable for many women, the increase of hormones can cause varicose veins and other vein issues. Additionally, other hormonal changes also make women more susceptible to getting vein disease.
The most common factor of vein problems is genetics. There is evidence that there is a genetic tendency that causes vein walls to weaken and wear out over time. So, if your parents, grandparents, siblings, or family members have vein disease or other vein problems, you are more likely to get it.
- Long bouts of standing or sitting
If you either work at a job where you stand all day or sit all day, you may be more likely to develop vein disease. When you are either sitting or standing for long periods of time, your blood flow isn’t able to get back up to your heart all the way which can cause vein conditions. To help prevent vein disease, try wearing compression socks and taking frequent walks throughout the day.
If you suffer from vein disease, then we have got you covered. To learn more about vein disease and vein disease treatment, schedule a consultation at our Arlington office today and call: (817) 795-8346.