Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

  • By Ramtin Massoudi
  • 01 Jun, 2017
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are often swollen, bulging and raised above the surface of the skin. These veins are often found on the calves, thighs and inside of the legs. In addition to being unsightly, varicose veins can also cause pain, aching, cramping, burning, itching and numbness.

At Aluna Vein Centers, we offer free vein screenings to new patients at our numerous offices located in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Encino, and Irvine, CA. Like with most medical problems, knowing your risk factors for varicose veins can help you avoid getting these veins in the first place. Below is some information on varicose vein prevention and the most common risk factors associated with these problematic veins.

Genetics/Family History

Genetics plays a leading role in so many aspects of our lives from the color of our eyes to our risk for developing cancer, and varicose veins are no exception. Nearly half of all people with varicose veins have a family history of them. Some studies have found that if both parents have various veins, their children are very likely to develop them as well.

Gender

Women are at higher risk for developing varicose veins than men. This is due to hormonal changes women experience during puberty, while pregnant or when going through menopause.

Pregnancy

Many women develop varicose veins while pregnant. The veins in the legs work by carrying blood upward, against gravity. A growing fetus puts more pressure on the abdominal and pelvic areas which can cause the veins to weaken and fail.

Occupation

People who spend a great deal of time at work standing or walking like nurses and hairdressers are at higher risk for developing varicose veins. This is because the longer you spend on your feet, the harder your veins have to work.

Lack of Movement

Sitting still or standing for long periods of time can raise the risk for varicose veins. This is because staying in one position for long periods of time can force the veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart.

Being Overweight or Obese

Carrying an excessive amount of body weight can put added pressure on the veins in the legs, to raise one’s risk for developing varicose veins.

Leg Trauma

People with a history of blood clots or who’ve had the valves in their veins damaged are at higher risk for developing varicose veins. Just a hard blow to the leg can cause varicose veins to develop.

Contact Aluna Vein Centers

If you’re looking for a Beverly Hills, Encino, Irvine or Glendale vein specialist because you suspect you have varicose veins, we encourage you to contact us to request an appointment with Dr. Massoudi. He is an experienced and certified vein specialist who offers a wide range of varicose vein treatments. After providing you with a thorough examination, our doctor will recommend the right treatment based on your individual needs. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you find the relief you need!
By Ramtin Massoudi 20 Jun, 2017
At Aluna Vein Centers, we’re proud to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a Beverly Hills varicose vein doctor. As your trusted vein specialist, we’re not only capable of providing you with the vein treatments needed to treat vein conditions such as varicose veins – we’re also here to help advise and educate you on them. After all, it’s important to be aware of things like early warning signs and symptoms so that you can make the best decision in regards to your health. Unfortunately, much of what people think they know about varicose veins happens to be more myth than reality. We’re here to help distinguish between the two and we’ll start by debunking several of the most commonly held myths about varicose veins.
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At Aluna Vein Centers, we believe that everyone deserves to have beautiful, youthful and vibrant skin! That’s why we offer a wide variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help our patients achieve youthful looking, radiant skin. We’re excited to offer Bellafill injectable filler to people with acne scars and wrinkles.
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At Aluna Vein Centers, we offer free vein screenings to new patients at our numerous offices located in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Encino, and Irvine, CA. Like with most medical problems, knowing your risk factors for varicose veins can help you avoid getting these veins in the first place. Below is some information on varicose vein prevention and the most common risk factors associated with these problematic veins.
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By Ramtin Massoudi 23 Mar, 2017
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By Ramtin Massoudi 16 Aug, 2016
At Aluna Vein Centers, we're passionate about helping our patients reclaim youthful, fresh, and vibrant skin, and we believe everyone deserves to love the look and feel of their whole body. That's why we provide a variety of high-quality cosmetic treatments to help our patients achieve radiant skin – and Botox is one of the most popular treatments we provide. But while Botox has seen a surge in popularity over the past decade, there are many misunderstandings about what it is, how it works, and what it's best used for. Let's take a look at this treatment to try and better understand the science and practice of Botox.

Competing Muscles

To understand how Botox works, we first have to understand what causes wrinkles in the first place. As we age, the small muscles under our skin can develop chronic tension, causing them to pull and push in opposite directions. This chronic pulling can cause creases, permanent wrinkles, and fine lines to appear on the face and body. Botox works by relaxing these muscles, helping to restore a smooth, natural appearance to the skin. It's not the right treatment for every condition, but for many instances of wrinkles in the face, Botox lets us rejuvenate the muscles and revive a healthy, naturally youthful appearance.

Common Botox Procedures

So where does Botox shine? Some of the most common areas we treat with Botox include:

  • The Glabella Area (between the eyebrows): Eyebrows are critical to our facial expressions, but their movement over the years can cause vertical lines to appear between them. We can use Botox, in combination with a collagen-based filler, to smooth out these lines.
  • Crow's Feet: Crow's feet, the lines at the outside corners of the eyes, are a common symptom of aging - but Botox can help to smooth them out and restore a youthful appearance to the eyes.
  • Fine Lines: Botox is also commonly used to treat fine lines in the face, helping to calm down overactive muscles and smooth out the lines. 
Contact Your Beverly Hills, CA Botox Doctors

Botox is a versatile procedure, and while these areas are some of the most commonly treated, it certainly doesn't stop there! To find out how Botox can help you achieve healthy, beautiful skin, just call us at 855-437-8346, find out more about our cosmetic treatments , or reach out to us at our contact page . We can't wait to hear from you, and we'll see you back at this blog for more tips and info on keeping your skin gorgeous!
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