Common factors contributing to varicose veins

Common factors contributing to varicose veins

Common factors contributing to varicose veins are discussed in this article.

People are being affected by varicose veins who are more than 45 years old. Women are more affect than men with regard to this ailment. There are several factors which contibute to this venous problem and many of them are very much ignorant about the after effects if it has gone worse.

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Various factors may promote the formation of varicose veins . Perhaps a weakness of the vein walls and flaps is hereditary as the predominant cause of primary varicose veins . Also, the congenital absence of venous valves can result in the formation of varicose veins

There are numerous factors that make a way to varicose veins like menopause, pregnancy, hereditary, nature of job done by the person etc. Out of which hereditary is one of the reason where we don’t have a control. If your parents or grand parents had varicose veins there it is most likely that you get affected with the same.

Lack of exercise

More generally sedentary and standing or sitting activities result in a low activation of the calf muscle pump. In addition, gravity counteracts the return flow of blood to the heart and thus favoring the formation of varicose veins.


Vein pressure increase with increasing age. On the one hand naturally decreases the elasticity of the tissue, on the other hand go with the aging process in many cases declining mobility and lack of exercise associated.


The female sex hormone estrogen has a negative effect on the elasticity of vein walls. Perhaps this is the reason that more women than men suffer from varicose veins.


A pregnancy promotes the formation of varicose veins. Multiple pregnancies increase the risk further. The formed in pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes the vein walls and causes them to break. In advanced pregnancy the baby in the womb presses on the venous system and can impair its function.

Obesity / smoking

Excess pounds exert a strong pressure on the leg veins. Smoking negatively affects blood flow to the entire body.


Loosen tight clothing such as a constricting collar on socks or knee socks, can impede blood flow.


Low-fiber diet and resulting blockages are discussed as risk factors, but this could not be scientifically proven yet.

Other diseases

The following diseases increase the pressure in the venous system and can thus contribute to the formation of varicose veins:
Heart failure (right ventricular failure)
Venous thrombosis

Here are some other common factors that contribute to varicose veins

* Menopause
* Puberty
* Use of birth control pills
* Circulatory problems, such as blood clots (thrombosis)
* Injury or inflammation of the veins
* Chronic constipation leads to rectal varicose veins

If you are affected with this ailment, whether the reason behind it is hereditary or modern treatments always recommend invasive procedures to get rid of it. But there are alternative remedies by which you can treat varicose veins as well as spider veins in a matter of 15 days.

You can find more details about the common factors that contribute to varicose veins is listed in the page What factors increase my risk of varicose veins and spider veins?

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