Varicose Vein Risk Factors
There are a number of risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing venous insufficiency. It is important to understand the risk factors of any condition or disease in order to help manage your health.
- Family history. Studies have found that there are certain genes associated with higher risk of developing a vein condition.
- Age. The walls of our veins tend to weaken as we age.
- Gender. Research has shown that there are a higher percentage of women who report vein problems.
- Pregnancy. Varicose veins can develop in the legs and groin area during pregnancy due to hormones, increased pressure on the inferior vena cava, and the increased volume of blood.
- Lack of exercise and obesity. Remaining active keeps our blood pumping effectively. Those with sedentary lifestyles are more at risk for developing venous insufficiency even if their weight is under control.
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