How do varicose veins occur?

  • Vein valves fail
  • Poor drainage of venous blood
  • Column of blood causes pressure and blood to build up in leg veins
  • Increased pressure causes surface veins to bulge

 

Causes of Reflux and Varicose Veins

  • Heredity
  • Excessive body weight
  • Prolonged standing or sitting
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Advancing Age
  • Injury