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Who is most likely to get varicose veins?

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The likelihood of varicose veins goes up as veins weaken with age. A previous leg injury may damage the valves in a vein. If other family members have varicose veins there's a greater chance you will, too. Sitting with crossed legs will not cause varicose veins, but it can aggravate an existing condition.

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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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