Leg vein disorders such as spider veins and varicose veins are conditions that affect around half of the adult population in the United States, with women making up the majority of cases. What many women who suffer from these disorders don’t realize, though, is that the birth control they are taking may be exaggerating the problem. In this article, we’ll explore the correlation between venous disorders and birth control use as well as look at how you can go about treating your varicose and spider veins.
Why Do Women Get Varicose Veins During Pregnancy? Varicose veins are veins that bulge due to increased pressure from blood built up in the leg veins. While this can occur at any time, it tends to be prevalent in pregnant women for a number of reasons. The first possible cause behind varicose veins in pregnant is the increase in progesterone which is a hormone that is essential for a healthy pregnancy. While this hormone can help your pregnancy, it also slows down the blood flow in your body as it relaxes the veins. If the blood builds up then the pressure in your veins can increase and enlarge.
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