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Does being overweight lead to varicose veins?

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

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It is true that being overweight is not the main reason to have varicose veins, nevertheless it is true that if you don't keep a healthy weight may cause varicose veins easier

Being overweight may also make proper treatment more difficult for a number of reasons. For example, most patients that suffer from varicose veins require treatment of veins which reside near the surface of the skin, but for patients that are overweight these veins may be much deeper. In addition, patients that are overweight tend to have increased swelling which can cause the surface of the skin to be tough making it more difficult to insert the catheter needed to treat the veins. While trained phlebologists using ultrasound can detect these veins, some physicians do not have the expertise to navigate and fully treat them.

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