Introduction to varicose veins
Before understanding what varicose veins are, a person must understand how the distribution of the blood throughout the body actually works.
The heart pumps blood in order to give oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body.
The arteries then take the blood away from the heat and to different parts of the body, with being carry blood from the body parts back to the heart.
The vein acts as a one-way valve when pumping blood back to the heart and does not allow the blood to move in the other direction. If this valve become weak and blood starts moving backwards, then there can be clogging experiences or a kind of congestion of blood in the beings.
When this occurs the vein will increase in size, and the result is what people refer to as spider veins or varicose veins.
These veins are usually visible on the legs and look very swollen and are actually raised above the surface of the skin, which is why they are so visible.
The color of these veins is usually dark purple or blood, but sometimes, they can even look black.
The also look very twisted, almost like electric cords.
Even though they are usually found on the legs, the varicose veins can appear on other parts of the body, for example, they can form on the vagina and around the anus, and these types of varicose veins are called hemorrhoids.
Even though many people use the terms as if they are interchangeable, there is actually a slight difference between varicose veins and spider veins.
Spider veins are smaller and are lower to the skin. They can also appear on the face at times. This condition is not rare and about 60 percent of people in America suffer from either spider or varicose veins.
Most earlier treatments for varicose veins were not very successful. Most natural treatments can relieve the discomfort of the veins, but will not be able to get rid of them entirely.
Laser treatment is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of varicose veins.
It works by using a strong burst of light that is sent onto the being that makes it slowly fade. The laser is very accurate and it only affects the part of the skin that needs the treatment. It is also very safe for people of all skin types and colors.
More people are turning to this kind of treatment because it is a lot more comfortable and there are fewer side effects involved with laser treatment than with any other type of treatment for varicose veins.