Common thread vein triggers

Posted on 17 Sep, 2011

Thread vein removal is fast and effective, and yet, if you know what the common triggers are you may be able to limit their development in the first place. So, here are the factors that have been identified as possible causes:

• Female hormones (which explains why women are more susceptible than men, especially during pregnancy). Obviously, there’s not much you can do about this one…

• Genes. Unfortunately, this is another trigger you can do little about, but if your mother had them then you too will be at risk.

• Weight. Being obese can apparently increase your risks of developing thread veins as it increases the pressure on your circulatory system (a bit like in pregnancy).

• Lifestyle. If you sit or stand for too long then the blood has more difficulty getting back to your heart, and the blood pressure will increase in your legs.

• Sun. Exposure to the sun causes the skin to weaken and age. Collagen diminishes, and with it, the support structure of the skin.

• Alcohol. Alcohol causes the blood vessels to dilate, and if excessive amounts are consumed, it also weakens the skin, leading to thread veins.

While some triggers will be unavoidable, others can be controlled and will also have a positive impact on other areas of your life. Thread veins are not dangerous, but could be a sign that your lifestyle is putting your body under strain.