Does Weight Matter with Varicose Veins

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Does Weight Matter with Varicose Veins?

Being overweight is always a major risk factor for developing varicose veins, although not everyone will have very obvious features of varicose veins. Like the bulging of veins. It may be hidden and only barely visible.


Those who are at the highest risk of developing advanced vein disease are those that are morbidly obese. In this group skin changes including thickening of the skin, swelling and wound breakdown become more common.


The challenge when there is morbid obesity is that it makes treatment more challenging in terms of getting the best results. The treated veins also have a higher chance of recurring as a result of the high pressures generated within the venous system.

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