Even Small Things Have a Big Impact

Spider veins are tiny red or purple dilated blood vessels that form when veins become enlarged and swollen with stagnant blood. Though smaller than most varicose veins, spider veins are often darker and more noticeable. This is because these veins are located just below the surface of the skin.
In women, spider veins may be triggered by pregnancy or hormonal variations, and sometimes result in itching, restless leg, and minor aches and pains. Non-symptomatic spider veins may be found on the face and chest as well as the legs. Although surface veins may be a cosmetic problem, they can also be an indication of vein disease, a more serious problem below the surface.

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