People with a family history of vein disease have a higher likelihood of having it themselves.
The more you weigh, the more pressure you’re putting on your legs and the more likely you are to develop varicose veins.
Pregnancy and menopause affect your hormone levels, which can trigger the development of varicose veins.
It is natural that as you age, your veins become weaker. Weaker veins can cause blood to backflow and pool resulting in varicose veins.
Sitting for long periods causes blood to pool in your legs, increasing the amount of pressure on your veins causing then to become weaker. Standing or walking frequently to keep the blood pumping in your leg veins is important.
Standing for long periods can cause stress on your veins. Occupations such as hairstylists, salesclerks, and nurses are more likely to develop problematic veins if they are not giving their legs enough time to rest by sitting or elevating them.
Women are almost twice as likely to have varicose veins than men. Studies show that 17% of men and 33% of women are diagnosed with varicose veins.
Smoking is detrimental to your health and body, including your veins, because it causes damage to your blood vessels, increasing your chances of vein disease.
If you have a known history of blood clots, you’re more prone to having varicose and spider veins.
Legs that feel weighed down, stiff, or fatigued for no apparent reason, is a sign of a condition affecting the veins.Learn More
Some describe restless legs as an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation.Learn More
Venous disease can cause swelling in the ankles and lower legs most evident at the end of the day.Learn More
Longstanding history of vein disease can lead to skin changes that result in discoloration of the lower leg, also known as hyperpigmentation.Learn More
Bulging veins occur when vein valves do not function properly, allowing the blood to pool resulting in the swelling and twisting of the vein.Learn More
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