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Spider Vein Causes and Treatment

In some women, spider veins – those small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles – become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later.

A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:

  •  Heredity
  •  Hormonal shifts
  •  Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
  •  Pregnancy
  •  Weight fluctuation

There are effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for reducing spider veins.