Women are at particular risk of varicose veins during pregnancy. Increased blood flow and an expanding uterus put additional pressure on the veins of the legs during this time. Additional progesterone production causes the walls of the blood vessels to relax. All of these factors combine to increase the likelihood that blood will pool in these lower veins of the legs and result in bulging, twisting varicose veins during the last few months of pregnancy and for some months afterward.
About Pregnancy Related Problems
Many women will see an improvement in varicose and spider veins around three months after giving birth. However, some will discover that those unsightly red and blue lines have no intention of going anywhere. If your varicose veins have not disappeared after pregnancy, the staff at Incredible Veins can help. We offer a variety of treatments that will get rid of those twisting, bulging veins for good, with little discomfort or downtime during and after the procedure. Call our office today and find out how we can help you say goodbye to your varicose veins for good.