As previously discussed, varicose veins can either be silent and not so cosmetically pleasing, or execute extremely painful symptoms. But note: They can easily be removed! The procedures offered at the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey are mildly invasive and can be taken care of in just a few hours. But with all this talk of vein removal, doesn’t it make you wonder what causes varicose veins in the first place?

There are two main culprits when it comes to the development of varicose veins. Let’s take a look at both and how they can turn your free-flowing veins into varicose veins:

You Are Getting Older

As will any other issues within the body, age plays a factor. As you age, your veins become less elastic than they once were. This can cause kinks in the flow of blood and allow the blood to move in multiple directions, causing pooling. The pooling of blood essentially inflames the vein and causes it to transform into what is known as a varicose vein.

Your Are Pregnant

Being pregnant increases the volume of blood in your body to support your growing child. The body is so focused on taking care of the baby, that it reduces the amount of blood flow in your legs and pelvis. This can result in the enlargement of select veins due to lack of flow and pressure.

If you are experiencing discomfort from your varicose veins, call the experts at the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey to schedule your vein removal today!