According to statistics, women at the age of 30 to 50 years are up to three times more likely to suffer from varicose veins than men. That can, above all, be put down to pregnancies. Under the influence of hormones muscles and connective tissues loosen up to prepare the body for birth. Often also a weakness of the tissues in the veins develops. In addition, the enlarging uterus and the growing weight of the child make the backflow of the blood from the legs more difficult. All in all, the tendency grows that the vein walls give in with each pregnancy.
Those who suffer from varicose veins do not have to hide their legs any longer. The days when vein illnesses could only be treated in the winter and with great difficulties have passed. Today there are minimally invasive therapies such as micro-foam sclerotherapy or endovenous thermal ablation using radiofrequency that even in hot summer months quickly and gently lead to the desired results.
Varicose veins: More than just a cosmetic problem