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Spider Veins: Are they Preventable?

Are Spider Veins Preventable?

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At my Boca Raton vein center, The Kimmel Institute, many patients want to know if spider veins are preventable. Unfortunately, most spider veins are hereditary, but there are a few things that can make them worse:

  • Prolonged standing
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

In addition, if a patient happens to have an underlying medical problem, such as venous reflux or insufficiency, they will often notice an increased appearance of visible vein problems. While it is difficult to prevent spider veins, they can be easily treated and controlled with in-office treatment. Please call The Kimmel Institute at 561-948-5560 to schedule a free vein screening if you are concerned about your spider veins.