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Risk factors of venous disease

Posted on April 27, 2015 · Posted in Blog
  • HEREDITY – One of the most important factors. If your both parents had the problem, you are at 90% risk for vein disease.
  • GENDER – Women have a higher incidence of varicose vein disease due in part to female hormones and their effect on the vein walls.
  • PREGNANCY – Blood volume increases during pregnancy and hormonal effects contribute to vein enlargement
  • OBESITY – Increases in weight often increase abdominal pressure, which may worsen vein Problems
  •  AGE – The tissues of our vein walls lose elasticity as we age causing the valve system to fail.
  •  PROLONGED STANDING – Occupations that involve standing for a long period of time cause increased volume and pressure of blood in the lower limbs due to the effects of gravity.