Can Young People Get Varicose Veins, Too?

When you read the words ‘varicose veins,’ which age group do you think of? If you are like most people, you probably think of older adults in their 60s and 70s. Varicose veins are rarely associated with young adults but the truth is, young adults are also likely to develop the condition.

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that appear on the skin. While they can develop anywhere on the body, they are most common on the legs and feet. Veins become varicose when there is more pressure on them than they can handle, causing them to become enlarged, gnarled, and damaged. Varicose veins can also develop due to a defect or condition that prevents the valve system in the veins from properly working, hindering the blood passing through the vein to flow in the right direction.

While varicose veins are a cosmetic issue for some people, it can also become a health problem and lead to serious conditions if it goes untreated.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of varicose veins are:

These symptoms can happen to people of all ages, so if you are a young adult and experience them, it’s time to see a vein specialist to get diagnosed and explore your treatment options.

Risk Factors

There are risk factors that increase your chances of developing varicose veins. Some of them include aging, years of wear and tear on the veins, and menopause. While these risk factors are associated with older people, a lot of the risks can also be associated with young adults – which is why young adults are also prone to developing varicose veins. Some of the risk factors that also affect young adults are:

A great way to make sure you recognize and treat varicose veins in a fast and effective way is to have a vein specialist examine you. Premier Vein & Vascular has a wealth of knowledge and experience diagnosing and treating conditions like varicose veins. If you would like to have a reliable and high-quality vein clinic on your side, call Premier Vein & Vascular at 1-888-VEINCARE today to make an appointment.

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