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What are the most common pressure inducers that lead to varicose veins?

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Any condition that puts extra pressure on the legs or belly can lead to varicose veins. The most common are pregnancy, obesity, and standing for long periods. Chronic constipation and -- in rare cases, tumors -- also can cause varicose veins. Being sedentary may lead to varicosity, too. That's because muscles that are out of condition don't pump blood well.

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

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