Pregnancy: A Leading Cause of Varicose Veins in Women

By |2020-09-24T23:26:41+00:00June 27th, 2018|

Pregnancy is one of the leading causes of varicose veins in women.  The effects of pregnancy on the venous system increase the risk for developing varicosities in three ways: Both fetal weight and the growing uterus will compress the inferior vena cava, which transports blood from the legs back to the heart. Pregnant women have [...]

5 Things To Know About Pregnancy And Varicose Veins

By |2020-06-16T16:17:39+00:00December 27th, 2017|

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves in the veins. When the valves do not work correctly, blood collects in your legs and pressure builds up. The veins become weak, large, and twisted. Many women first develop varicose veins during pregnancy. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases. Pressure builds up in [...]

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