Though the causes of varicose veins are many, the following groups are at higher risk.
- Age – Adults above the age of 40 are at higher risk
- Gender – Women are at higher risk than men
- Obesity – Over-weight people are at higher risk
- Family History
- Sitting or standing for long time at work e.g teachers, policemen etc
- Lack of movement or low physical activity
- Pregnancy – due to the increase in blood flow. Also the enlarged uterus puts pressure on the veins.
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