I am too young to have varicose veins

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I am too young to have varicose veins

I should not have old peoples legs. A common comment I get in practice.

 

If you are young and have varicose veins, you may be wondering how young is too young?

 

The reality is unfortunately due to genetic causes mainly, you can inherit the genes from your family lineage giving rise to the development of unsightly varicose veins from a very young age. In our practice we have seen patients as young as 14 start to develop them but by the time they are in their early twenties they have significantly worsened both in sight and also symptomatically.

 

The statistics are that 1 in 20 patients under the age of 24 can have varicose veins, which is a rather large number so you are not alone.

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