Factors that increase the risk of varicose veins and spider veins

Dr Paul Varcoe Google + - Friday, November 25, 2011

The most important factor in whether or not you will develop varicose veins is your genetic background. This situation can be aggravated by relative inactivity, occupation (prolonged standing), pregnancy, constipation, wearing high heel shoes, being overweight and advancing age. There is also some evidence that dietary factors may have some influence but the specific foods have not been identified.

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