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What can be making varicose veins worse?
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In brief: Prolonged standing
Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat ( hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle.
..Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins.

In brief: Prolonged standing
Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat ( hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle.
..Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Heredity
Dr. Isobe is right, there are several things that can make your varicose veins get worse.
Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, etc.) your varicose veins will get worse anyway. If you inherit the tnedency to get varicose veins, you also inherit the tendency for your veins to get worse.

In brief: Heredity
Dr. Isobe is right, there are several things that can make your varicose veins get worse.
Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, etc.) your varicose veins will get worse anyway. If you inherit the tnedency to get varicose veins, you also inherit the tendency for your veins to get worse.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
The risk factors for development of varicose veins include heredity, lifestyle (working, standing long hours), pregnancy, aging, and obesity.
Wearing compression hose will provide symptomatic relief but it will not prevent progression of the problem.

In brief: Several things
The risk factors for development of varicose veins include heredity, lifestyle (working, standing long hours), pregnancy, aging, and obesity.
Wearing compression hose will provide symptomatic relief but it will not prevent progression of the problem.
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are hereditary.
Conditions that make then worse are pregnancies, especially multiple pregnancies, obesity or being overweight, lack of exercise, prolonged standing, hormonal factors, trauma, heavy weight lifting. If you are having significant problems, I would recommend that you seek a vascular surgeon for opinion regarding treatment. Compressoin stockings can help.

In brief: Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are hereditary.
Conditions that make then worse are pregnancies, especially multiple pregnancies, obesity or being overweight, lack of exercise, prolonged standing, hormonal factors, trauma, heavy weight lifting. If you are having significant problems, I would recommend that you seek a vascular surgeon for opinion regarding treatment. Compressoin stockings can help.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Passive standing
A job that requires standing all the time, multiple pregnancies.

In brief: Passive standing
A job that requires standing all the time, multiple pregnancies.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Varicose veins
Prolonged standing or sitting More importantly not participating in management with use of a support or compression hose

In brief: Varicose veins
Prolonged standing or sitting More importantly not participating in management with use of a support or compression hose
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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