When it comes to inflammation in the body we want to find ways to support the body’s natural healing processes. Bruises, sprains and spider veins can be uncomfortable and unsightly and products like Hirudoid can be used for their anti inflammatory properties.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are the smaller version of varicose veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin which is why they are more visible. Spider veins are mainly characterized by red, purple and blue blood vessels that are shaped like tree branches and spiderwebs with short jagged lines. These normally appear on the face and legs and can cover either a small or very large area of skin.
What are the possible causes of spider veins?
The main cause or reason for the appearance of spider veins is structural abnormalities of blood vessels that develop from the engorgement and dilation of the affected blood vessels.
How are spider veins formed or developed?
These spider web-like veins are developed when the valves where the blood flows become defective and allow a backflow of blood within the veins. This subsequently pools the blood and increases the pressure within the veins, which weakens the blood vessel wall.
What are the risk factors for developing spider veins?
- Age factor – as we age, the valves in our veins may start to weaken and no longer work as they should when we were younger.
- Genetics – some individuals were born with weak valves in their veins. It usually occurs in individuals with family members who also have spider veins.
- Hormonal changes – spider veins usually appear during periods of hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
- Pregnancy – an increased amount of blood is required during pregnancy and can easily lead to enlarged veins. As the uterus develops and grows, it also adds pressure to the veins.
- Obesity – Too much weight can definitely put extra pressure on your veins.
- Work that requires long periods of standing or sitting such as nursing, hairstylists, teachers and factory workers may be more at risk of developing spider veins. This is because they are standing for a long time may which may force the veins to work harder to pump blood back up to your heart.
- Sitting with your legs bent or crossed.
- Sun exposure – this can cause the development of spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned individual.
What are the various treatment options for spider veins?
- Wear support stockings
- Weight loss
- Laser Treatment
- Hirudoid Cream
What is Hirudoid Cream and how can it help?
Hirudoid contains MPS or mucopolysaccharides. This ingredient is structured similar to the body’s naturally occurring MPS found in the dermis layer of the skin. MPS may help to accelerate the healing process by:
- Improving the blood flow to the area
- Promoting tissue regeneration
- Increasing collagen and elastin fibres in the connective tissue matrix
- Improving moisturizing capacity of the skin by increasing the hyaluronic acid content
- Accelerating the absorption of bruises
- Reducing swelling and inflammation.
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