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Standing on the job I will get varicose veins?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: Leaking valves

Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins.
Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. Standing alone does not cause varicose veins but support hose may help to prevent them.

In brief: Leaking valves

Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins.
Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. Standing alone does not cause varicose veins but support hose may help to prevent them.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: NO

Varicose veins are congenital not environmental weakness of valves.
Pregnancy can also cause

In brief: NO

Varicose veins are congenital not environmental weakness of valves.
Pregnancy can also cause
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