For many women, varicose veins can be an unwelcome side effect of pregnancy. Even after delivery, these bulging, twisted veins can remain visible on your legs and can even worsen with each successive pregnancy. Fortunately, the Arizona Vein & Laser Institute offers a variety of treatments to help you reduce the appearance of those unsightly veins so that you can feel more confident in your skin. Let’s explore why varicose veins may worsen between pregnancies and what treatment options are available to you.
Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
Varicose veins are a common issue during pregnancy and can go beyond impacting someone’s self-confidence. Varicose veins can cause aching, cramping, and swelling in the legs, making it hard to go about everyday activities or exercise. While most varicose veins caused by pregnancy can be resolved after delivery, more severe cases may require treatment to shrink the blood vessels. Consulting with your doctor is key to understanding how your varicose vein condition could affect you during your pregnancy. They will provide information on the various treatment options available and guide you toward healthy lifestyle habits that may help manage discomfort caused by your varicose veins.
Why Do Varicose Veins Worsen Between Pregnancies?
Varicose veins occur when the one-way valves inside your leg veins become weak or damaged. These valves are responsible for preventing blood from pooling in the lower half of your body and instead pushing it back up towards your heart. When these valves become weak or damaged, gravity causes blood to pool in the lower half of your body which leads to those painful bulging veins in the legs. During pregnancy, increased pressure from the baby’s weight along with changes to your hormones can lead to valve damage and exacerbate existing varicose vein problems. Unfortunately, once those valves have been weakened due to pregnancy, there is a greater chance that they will weaken even further with each subsequent pregnancy.
Treatment Options Available at Arizona Vein & Laser Institute
The good news is that you don’t have to live with varicose veins between pregnancies or any other time! At the Arizona Vein & Laser Institute we offer several treatments designed to reduce the appearance of both large and small varicose veins quickly and effectively without surgery or downtime. Our non-surgical procedures include Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Sclerotherapy, and Phlebectomy. Each procedure targets different types of problem veins based on their size, location, and severity to best improve your symptoms quickly. Results vary depending on individual factors such as age, the severity of symptoms prior to treatment, lifestyle changes made after treatment etc., but many patients report complete symptom relief following a single treatment session!
Learn More About Treatment for Varicose Veins Today!
At the Arizona Vein & Laser Institute, we understand how uncomfortable varicose vein issues can be during pregnancy, let alone between pregnancies! That’s why our team has developed a variety of effective treatments designed specifically for reducing the appearance of both large and small varicose vein issues without surgery or downtime. If you suffer from varicose vein issues before or after giving birth, contact our team today for more information about our treatments! We’re here to help you reclaim beautiful skin free from painful bulging veins quickly and easily! Contact the team at Arizona Vein & Laser Institute today at 602-298-8346 to learn more about preventing varicose vein issues and treating symptoms!