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I am overweight and have varicose veins

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I am overweight and have varicose veins

It is well known that being overweight or even obese can cause varicose veins. For some it can be gaining weight in their adulthood and for others they may always be on the bigger side even from young.


Generally speaking the extra weight can often hide the varicose veins for a very long time before they become prominent on the skin.


Losing weight will generally help your overall health and the potential they can be treated more effectively without them returning but for some this may not be an option. Especially if you have been carrying extra weight for a very long time. Furthermore once they are there, weight loss is not going to make them better. Treatments are still very effective but there is always a risk smaller veins can pop up again in time.

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