What are the Causes of Varicose Veins?

Valves prevent the backflow of blood within the vein and keeps blood in the vein moving towards the heart. When a person with poorly functioning or defective valves stands up for prolonged durations, the blood flow actually reverses and flows down the superficial veins, when it should be flowing up towards the heart. It is not clear what causes the valves to work less efficiently.

Causes and risk factors for varicose veins include -

  • Congenital deformity in the valves
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Tumors
  • Weakness, wasting of muscle
  • Hormonal changes at menopause
  • Activities or hobbies that require standing for a long time
  • A family history of varicose veins
  • Past vein diseases such as thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein before a blood clot forms).
  • Abdominal straining


Sindhu1 Friday, April 3, 2015

Thank you for sharing good information. My sister also suffered from Varicose veins. We consulted many hospitals but nothing helped in diagnosing completely.After we went to Interventional Radiology and my sister is completely diagnosed now.
Thank you

WarrenBoss Friday, October 11, 2013

If you have gotten the varicose vein symptoms, do not try to deal with them with the use of your own decided medicines. Rather, going to better doctors for Varicose Vein Treatment would be better for you.

udit90 Saturday, August 4, 2012

hello, my mother is suffering from severe varicosity.she is vegetarian and diabetic.so help me out for her treatment using physiotherapeutic and exercise intervention. thanks

Maryann60 Tuesday, March 17, 2009

After many tests resulted in no diagnosis for the pain in her right side, my 40 year old daughter underwent a laproscopy(spelling?), and was told that she has vericose veins wrapping around a section of her intestines. They look like black tentacles encircling this area. The doctor said she had never personally seen this condition, so my daughter is waiting for a consultation with another doctor. I can find nothing on the internet about this condition.

Aashims Agrawal Wednesday, November 19, 2008

plz provide relevent information regarding physiotherapy treatment of varicose veins.

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