• Varicose Veins Risk Factors

Risk Factors
  • Age: As explained, aging can increase your risk of Varicose Veins
  • Sex: Females are more prone to varicose veins than in men. Varicose veins may occur during pregnancy, menopause, or while taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills.
  • Obesity: Excess weight can increase the pressure to the veins.
  • Prolonged standing and sitting: The blood does not flow very well if one stands or sits continuously for long time.
  • Family History: Risk factors for Varicose Veins increase if there is a history of the condition in the family.