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More About Varicose And Spider Veins New York, NY

More About Varicose And Spider Veins

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Varicose veins and spider veins are similar in many ways. They are both blood vessels that twist and turn. They are typically in your legs and can be seen through your skin. Varicose veins are more significant than spider veins. They also are more raised and swollen than spider veins. Spider veins are smaller and are red, purple or blue and can also be located in your face.

It is estimated that between 30 and 60 percent of adults have varicose or spider veins. Of that percentage, more women than men develop them. You are more likely to develop either of these conditions as you progress in age.

You are more likely to develop Varicose or Spider Veins if…

  1. You take birth control pills.
  2. You have a history of blood clots.
  3. You are hereditarily inclined.
  4. You are required to stand a lot.
  5. You have hormonal influences such as pregnancy, puberty, or menopause.
  6. You are obese.

If You Have Varicose Or Spider Veins

If you are suffering from varicose or spider veins, it can be very painful. You may experience cramping or aching in your legs. Other symptoms you may have include tiredness, restlessness, burning, tingling, throbbing, or heaviness in your legs.

You can usually relieve your pain associated with varicose or spider veins by elevating your legs or wearing support socks.

There is treatment available for varicose and spider veins; they may include more traditional methods such as compression socks or other lifestyle changes. Dr. Alan Benvenisty plays a significant role in the successful treatment of varicose and spider veins with a particular interest in non-invasive methods. Call his Amsterdam Avenue office today to see how he can help you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Alan Benvenisty

440 West 114th St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10025

Phone: (212) 523-4706

Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Dr. Benvenisty was excellent and helped us with my husband's extensive leg swelling related to diabetes. We had another specialist who didn't help us last year. We're planning to stay with Dr. Benvenisty now! He's detailed oriented, matter-of-fact and friendly. An excellent doctor I would strongly recommend.


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Dr. Benvenisty is the most caring physician that I know. He is brilliant, highly ethical and trustworthy. His knowledge extends well beyond his specialty. He makes referrals to the best possible physicians. I know Dr. Benvenisty for 25 years and have complete confidence in him.

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