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posted: March 31, 2009

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Timely Tip: Varicose Veins: Who is at Risk?

Those bulging blue or purple varicose or spider veins on your loved one – or even yourself – are much more than a cosmetic issue; they require attention and treatment by a physician. The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute has assembled the following checklist to help you evaluate your chances of developing varicose or spider veins:

Age: Getting older may put you at higher risk for varicose veins. The normal wear and tear of aging may cause the valves in your veins to weaken and not work as well.

Family History: Having family members who have varicose veins may raise your risk. About half of all people who have varicose veins have a family history of them.

Gender: Women tend to get varicose veins more often than men. Hormonal changes that occur during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or with the use of birth control pills may raise a woman's chances of getting varicose veins.

Overweight or Obesity: Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to varicose veins.

Lack of Movement: Standing or sitting for a long time, especially with your legs bent or crossed, may raise your risk for varicose veins. This is because staying in one position for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart.

For the full story on the identification and treatment of varicose and spider veins, read the feature article Not Just Unsightly but Dangerous – Varicose and Spider Veins Are Serious Business in the March 2009 issue of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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