Thyroid disorders and venous disease
Thyroid disease is not known to cause spider veins, reticular veins, varicose veins or venous insufficiency and a PubMed search done on 1-7-2017 does not show any results. However, this does not mean that inflammatory processes in the body, like thyroiditis, does not accelerate inflammatory venous disease.
I would wear compression stockings and I recommend microfiber graduated 20-30 mm Hg knee high or thigh high stockings from VenaSmart.
Hratch L Karamanoukian MD FACS
certified vein specialist (ABVLM)
There is a definite interplay between thyroid disease and the metabolism of the body. I am not familiar with direct links, but there may be indirect ones. Read more about risk factors on our site.
Los Angeles vein expert
There is no obvious relationship between thyroid disease and spider veins. Spider veins develop due to reflux in adjacent superficial veins.
There should be no relationship between thyroid disorders and the development of spider veins.