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Are varicose veins in the legs caused by lack of exercise or excessive weighrt?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not lack of exercise

Dr. Isobe is right on target.
Lack of exercise doesn't play a role.

In brief: Not lack of exercise

Dr. Isobe is right on target.
Lack of exercise doesn't play a role.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Contributes

To their formation and progression.

In brief: Contributes

To their formation and progression.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes

Obesity is a risk factor for development of venous insufficiency , along with heredity, pregnancy, prolonged standing, age, female > male.
Exercise is not a risk factor, and in fact is encouraged in the conservative treatment of venous disease.

In brief: Many causes

Obesity is a risk factor for development of venous insufficiency , along with heredity, pregnancy, prolonged standing, age, female > male.
Exercise is not a risk factor, and in fact is encouraged in the conservative treatment of venous disease.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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In brief: Genetics, pregnancy,

Varicose veins is caused by genetics, prolonged standing and pregnancy.
Exercise, low salt intake, and losing weight help prevent varicose veins.

In brief: Genetics, pregnancy,

Varicose veins is caused by genetics, prolonged standing and pregnancy.
Exercise, low salt intake, and losing weight help prevent varicose veins.
Dr. Herve Dumont
Dr. Herve Dumont
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