With the weather getting warmer, you may be looking forward to putting on those cute summer dresses and shorts. However, those twisted veins in your legs give you hesitations.

Those swollen, bluish-purplish veins can be signs of varicose veins.

Spider and varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem
In contrast to what some people think, spider and varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic problem. They can cause itchiness on the affected site and even discomfort especially when you’re standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

What causes them?
Spider and varicose veins can be due to weak or damaged valves.

There are tiny valves in the veins that open as blood flows toward the heart and then closes to keep the blood from flowing backward. If these valves are weak or damaged, blood can flow backward and pool in the vein, causing the veins to get stretched, twisted, or swollen.

Being a woman, having a family history of varicose veins, being in the older age group, pregnancy, and obesity increase your risk of developing spider and varicose veins.

Spider and varicose veins can be treated
There are several treatment options for both spider and varicose veins. The first step is to determine if what you really have are varicose veins and then, determine how severe it is.

To help you out, Premier Surgical Vein and Vascular Center in Knoxville is offering FREE vein screening. After determining if you have diseased veins, we will recommend the most suitable vein treatment option. We specialize in minimally invasive vein treatment options, and most treatments are covered by insurance.

To request a FREE vein screening, call Premier Vascular and Vein Center at (865) 588-8229 or visit https://www.premierveinclinics.com/free-vein-screening/