Varicose Veins - What Increases Your Risk
Factors that increase your
risk of developing
varicose veins include:
Pregnancy (particularly repeated
- Being female.
- Advancing age.
- Being overweight (tends to be a
stronger factor in women). Having low muscle mass and high body fat decreases
the support for the veins.
- Family history of varicose
- Prolonged sitting or standing.
- Conditions that
increase pressure in the abdomen, such as liver disease, fluid in the abdomen,
previous groin surgery, or
- Injury to the
- Blood clots.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 17, 2012
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