Varicose veins can be frustrating to deal with, especially if they are causing you pain or uncomfort that affects work, relationships, and your overall health. At Lumina Interventional Radiology, our varicose vein treatment can help alleviate symptoms associated with your varicose veins.

But first, what causes varicose veins and how do varicose veins develop? In this blog, we will explore this in more depth.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins appear as a result of venous insufficiency – in simpler terms, this means that the blood flow from the veins to the heart is congested, causing the veins to twist and enlarge. This is often due to weak or damaged valves in the veins. Varicose veins commonly appear in the legs as standing and walking increases the pressure in the veins on your lower body.

Who is at Risk of Developing Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are more common in women and older adults, but there are also several risk factors that could increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins. This includes:

At Lumina Interventional Radiology, we provide minimally invasive varicose vein treatment for individuals who are experiencing symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day activities. With fast recovery and highly effective procedures, you can return to your normal life shortly after treatment. For more information about our varicose vein treatment, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.