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WHAT ARE CAUSES AND FACTUAL RISKS OF SPIDER VEINS?

Spider veins also known as Telangiectasias, are small enlarged blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimetre in diameter. These dilated blood vessels can develop anywhere on body but commonly occur on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin.

WHAT ARE COMPLICATIONS OF UNTREATED VARICOSE VEINS OF LEGS ?

The pooling of blood in varicose veins on legs can cause stagnant blood flow, causing blood to clot in the insufficient veins.  A blood clot also called a thrombus, is blood that has coagulated or clotted. This condition is called superficial venous thrombosis and as long as it stays in varicose veins (which are superficial veins),

WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT OF SPIDER VEINS?

Spider veins on legs are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. These vessels look like tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins on legs​ usually can be seen beneath the skin, but they do not bulge out of the skin like varicose veins do.

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