Risk Factors of Varicose Veins

The primary risk factor for developing varicose veins is genetics; however other lifestyle factors can influence the formation of varicose veins as well.

Other factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins include:

  1. pregnancy

  2. obesity

  3. prolonged standing

  4. leg injuries

  5. frequent crossing of the legs at the knees or ankles

Varicose Veins occur more often in women than men, and the chances of a vein becoming varicose increase with age. To learn more about possible risk factors, read about the causes of varicose veins.