9 doctors weighed in:
How can spider veins be prevented when young?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No preventable way
Thr risk factors for development of vein problems include heredity, pregnancy, obesity, lifestyle (standing long periods), age.
One can have spider veins without having underlying venous incompetence. There is no good preventable method to avoid spider veins.

In brief: No preventable way
Thr risk factors for development of vein problems include heredity, pregnancy, obesity, lifestyle (standing long periods), age.
One can have spider veins without having underlying venous incompetence. There is no good preventable method to avoid spider veins.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. David Rosen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Seek eval early
I agree with drs isobe & king that you can't pick your parents; you can't avoid the most influential factor in developing vein disease.
I would add that chronic vein disease can begin in teens and progress thereafter. What one sees at the surface can sometimes belie significant underlying problems. Seek evaluation early so a board-certified phlebologist can be proactive in dealing with your issues.

In brief: Seek eval early
I agree with drs isobe & king that you can't pick your parents; you can't avoid the most influential factor in developing vein disease.
I would add that chronic vein disease can begin in teens and progress thereafter. What one sees at the surface can sometimes belie significant underlying problems. Seek evaluation early so a board-certified phlebologist can be proactive in dealing with your issues.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hormonal
Most spider veins in females is hormonal so there is no great prevention.
However there is data that falvinods which can be found in white pulp of oranges and grapefruits.Alternatively hesperiden and diosomin can be used.Also horse chestnut extract has been used.All these may make the vein wall stronger and reduce the possibility of vein leakage.

In brief: Hormonal
Most spider veins in females is hormonal so there is no great prevention.
However there is data that falvinods which can be found in white pulp of oranges and grapefruits.Alternatively hesperiden and diosomin can be used.Also horse chestnut extract has been used.All these may make the vein wall stronger and reduce the possibility of vein leakage.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not much
The main reason why people develop any vein disorder (varicose veins and spider veins) is because of heredity.
If you got the wrong set of parents and inherited their vein troubles, it is very likely that you will have vein trouble too. Spider veins can be caused by an injury and being overweight might contribute to getting spider veins but heredity is the biggest factor.

In brief: Not much
The main reason why people develop any vein disorder (varicose veins and spider veins) is because of heredity.
If you got the wrong set of parents and inherited their vein troubles, it is very likely that you will have vein trouble too. Spider veins can be caused by an injury and being overweight might contribute to getting spider veins but heredity is the biggest factor.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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