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Varicose veins, Spider veins or Thread veins…
3 common myths about leg veins explored
Rumours, myths and old wives’ tales abound when it comes to leg veins. Whether it be varicose veins, spider veins or thread veins, people are unsure about what causes veins on the legs or, more importantly, how to get rid of them. The team here at the Specialist Skin Clinic in Cardiff Wales are experts in veins and their treatment, so we’re here to put the record straight, once and for all:
Myth # 1: You can get varicose veins from standing for too long
True: As well as a whole host of related health problems, it is commonly believed that varicose veins are caused by spending long stretches of time standing up. Standing for long periods of time can cause the blood to pool in the leg veins, increasing pressure which can weaken the walls of the veins or damage the valves. Recent research seems to challenge the notion that standing for a long time can cause varicose veins but instead makes an existing condition worse.
If you suffer from varicose veins and your job means that you have to spend a lot of time standing up, why not book a consultation with one of the experts here at Specialist Skin Clinic in Cardiff Wales, to find out which of our leg vein treatments would be most suitable for you.
Myth # 2: Men don’t get spider veins
False: Although both spider veins and varicose veins are more common in women than they are in men, it is not unusual for men to suffer from one or both conditions.
If you are a man suffering from spider veins, the team here at Specialist Skin Clinic can help – just book a consultation at our skin clinic in Cardiff, to find out which vein treatment is best for you.
Myth # 3: If you’ve got poor circulation you’re more likely to have vein problems
False: There is no proven link at all between vein problems – whether that’s varicose veins or spider veins – and poor circulation. If you have unusually cold hands or feet, it is more likely to be a result of smoking, or prolonged exposure to cold, than it is to be a problem with your veins.
Varicose veins and spider veins don’t affect your circulation at all, but they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. If you are keen to find out about leg vein treatments in Cardiff, give the team here at the Specialist Skin Clinic a call to book a consultation.