This is a common question from new patients at our Columbus vein clinic. While there are many minimally invasive and quick vein treatments to eliminate current varicose veins, the bulging veins can “come back.” In reality, the eliminated abnormal veins do not come back, but you may get new occurrences, in the same area or other parts of the body. Let’s look at why this recurrence may happen.
Say Good-bye to Treated Varicose Veins
As noted, new spider veins, broken capillaries or varicose veins can appear after an area has been successfully treated. These are not actually the same veins because once destroyed during your Ohio vein treatment—treated veins are gone for good. Your circulation continues around the area as other veins take up the slack, so to speak. That’s why destroying abnormal veins doesn’t cause you to have circulation problems—your blood is simply re-routed by the body in other nearby veins.
So when you see varicose veins “coming back,” you are actually seeing other veins that have swollen to become visible varicose veins. They may be in the same area of your body, but they are not the very same old varicose veins returning. Why do these other varicose veins turn up? That happens because the conditions that caused the first varicose veins most likely still exist after you have your Columbus vein treatment.
Uncontrollable Causes of Recurring Varicose Veins
There are a number of causes at work that bring about blood vessel problems. Usually more than one cause is at work in any individual patient. One cause is heredity. If your family tends to have varicose veins, it’s more likely that you will too. There’s no way to get rid of the likelihood or tendency that was inherited, such as genetically weaker vein walls or valves. IN some people, it may be impossible to get rid of varicose veins permanently. Aging is another unavoidable cause that may bring on recurring varicose veins.
What You Can Do: Lifestyle Choices for Healthier Veins
There are also many lifestyle causes that can weaken or interfere with the vascular system. Bad eating habits and smoking are two examples. Smoking weakens blood vessels. Obesity literally puts extra pressure on your veins, which may make them fail, even if not previously weakened due to heredity or age. Columbus vein doctors also point out that lack of exercise creates a similar problem—excess strain on the blood vessels. This is because your leg muscles help your veins move your blood back to the heart. The movement helps the blood flow against gravity, so without exercise the veins don’t have muscle support and help. Good habits, discussed in other blog posts on our website, like avoiding tight clothing, and more–can also help maintain healthy circulation and avoid vein problems.
If you’re troubled by varicose veins, aching leg pain or other symptoms, contact The Vein Center at HighField. Our experienced vascular surgeons can diagnose and treat your vein problems right in our offices. It is possible that veins will need to be treated in future, to maintain your vein health. Your vein specialists will recommend what you can do in your specific case to lessen the chance of recurrence. Contact us today.