What causes Varicose veins?
Hello, Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Varicose veins affect up to 55% of women and 45% of men. They are often found on the lower body behind the knees, on the calves, thighs, and even in the pelvic area and buttocks. Treatment for varicose veins may include self-care measures, compression stockings, and surgeries or procedures. Can anyone tell me what causes Varicose veins? Thanks!
@mita Hello, Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins. Varicose veins happen in the veins near the surface of the skin (superficial). The blood moves towards the heart by one-way valves in the veins. When the valves become weakened or damaged, blood can collect in the veins. Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves in these veins because of the effects of gravity and the unique valves found in lower extremity veins. Age, genetics, hormonal changes (pregnancy, and menopause), sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and trauma all increase the risk of developing varicose veins. Therefore, to prevent the formation of varicose veins, one should have a healthy exercise routine, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid prolonged sitting or crossing of legs. Thanks!!