If you have a genetic predisposition, varicose veins may be unavoidable. But staying healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, and staying active will help.
As a vein doctor I notice varicose and spider veins not only on my patients, but everywhere I go. Because I have expertise in treating vein disease you might think I am biased, but I assure you I see them in a large portion of the population. This happens mostly during summertime when the weather is hot and people are wearing shorts and dresses. The other day I was at lunch and noticed what looked like a grandma and her granddaughter eating lunch and noticed that the grandmother had varicose and spider veins on her legs. What I wondered to myself was: What percent of the U.S. population actually gets treated for vein disease?