'Why are women more likely to have Vein Problems?” Do Hormones or their fluctuations play a role?
Varicose veins are a common problem for both men and women, but they're more likely to develop in females due to several reasons:
In this article, we’ll talk about hormonal fluctuations as a cause of vein problems.
Women have hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, which causes their bodies to produce protein circulation in the blood that tends to make their blood thicker than usual.
When you are pregnant, your body produces more estrogen than usual which can lead to
varicose veins. Estrogen relaxes the muscles in our blood vessels so they become dilated due to their increased size when compared with males who don't experience this effect.
Hormones are also important for maintaining your appearance. Testosterone has been found to
contribute towards soft tissue development, which helps prevent signs of aging in males as well
as lowering the risk of spider veins due its anti-aging properties on skin cells with high cholesterol levels present within our bodies today!
However, because females have naturally lower amounts than males does this mean they're more likely to develop visible vessels?
Hormonal changes in progesterone can also have a significant impact on overall vein health. It's the balance between Estrogen & Progesterone that is very important to keep the equilibrium.
In an imbalance, these hormones may lead to the development of varicose veins as well as other adverse effects such as swelling or ulceration caused by increased pressure within the Vein blood vessel channels.
We at Star Veins & Aesthetics can help answer some of these questions. Our Fellowship, Board Certified Vein Specialist now serving Long Island are here to help! We gladly serve our community with unique expertise in this field.