How Do Varicose Veins Develop?

Hi there, inevitably, varicose veins will be experienced by most people during their lifetime.

This can be preventable.

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First let us examine how varicose veins develop so that we can be “forewarned” and minimize the chance of developing one.

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What are Varicose Veins?

Spider veins are enlarged and twisted veins largely located in your legs, feet and ankles.

They are much more noticeable than normal veins and force the veins close to the epidermis.

Many people will experience varicose veins within their lifetime.

cropped-12.jpgYet, they will be able to live a normal life in most cases.

Heredity plays a crucial role in developing varicose veins. Watching your family history for varicose veins can determine how likely you are to develop them.

 What Causes Varicose Veins?

These veins are caused by a mixture of weakened vein walls and faulty valves.

Valves in your blood vessels assure that the blood within your body runs through your vein in only one direction towards the heart.

A faulty valve can cause your blood to run backwards.varicose veins image

This causes stress to build up in your veins. Eventually the veins are unable to hold the stress and start to expand.

These expanded blood vessels become more noticeable on the epidermis.

Spider veins may also be caused by obesity or jobs that require standing for extended periods of time.

The added stress on the veins in the legs and feet in these circumstances can also cause the blood to build up within the veins.

This causes them to become varicose.


The most obvious symptom of varicose veins is the noticeable look of the veins themselves.

Varicose veins will be right on the epidermis.

It will also have a dark blue color and look as if it’s twisted.


Other symptoms of varicose veins can include sore or achy legs and feet, swelling, appearance change, open sores, and tender areas around the noticeable varicose veins.


Clinical treatments of varicose veins can include radio-frequency treatment, laser treatments or the surgical repair of the varicose veins.

However, home remedies such as keeping your feet elevated, exercising on a daily basis and wearing a compression stocking can help to relieve many of the problems associated with varicose veins.

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One Response to How Do Varicose Veins Develop?

  1. amyjordan says:

    Informative post!!
    I have seen many people who simply neglects the symptoms of varicose vein and doing some self treatments. After reading your blog I think it is not a disease which can be ignored easily, varicose veins can create complications like ulcer,bleeding,blood clots and many others. So it will be better to consult any specialist at a good vein treatment clinic.

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