Dr. Oz’s advice on preventing and getting rid of spider veins and varicose veins, without wasting your money! Lucky seat 86, Marsha, was the helper of the day… I wonder how he knew that she had spider veins?
So what is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins? There are valves in your veins that open and close, depending on how much pressure there is. If you get too much pressure in your veins, the valves stay open and get engorged. If these engorged veins are the small veins near the surface of your skin, then you get spider veins. If these engorged veins are the big veins that are deep inside of your body, then they become varicose veins.
What about the saying that crossing your legs causes spider veins and varicose veins? Dr. Oz says this is mostly a myth, but if you are overweight or don’t move around too much (no exercise), then crossing your legs can aggravate the potential spider veins and varicose veins.
If you go to the doctor to remove of your spider veins, the doctor will often inject a very salty solution into your spider vein to remove the color (which is what usually bothers people).
Dr. Oz warned us not to waste our money on Vitamin K creams for spider veins, they do not work! Instead, use compression stockings. You can use Compression stockings to prevent spider veins and varicose veins, and if you want to get rid of spider veins or varicose veins that you already have, try Compression stockings with a higher pressure. Compression stockings also work wonders on swollen feet or if you want to keep your feet from swelling when you fly on an airplane.