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Varicose Veins & Medical Compression Garments

Wearing compression socks/stockings is not only beneficial in the management of varicose veins, but actually helps to prevent them.

Varicose veins are a common disease and are often esthetically unpleasing. When the valves of the veins fail to work properly, the result is a backflow of blood and pooling in the damaged veins. Varicose veins can be mild to severe spider veins to bulging veins.

Symptoms include unsightly veins, swelling, achiness, and fatigue.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for developing varicose veins include:

  • Family history of varicose veins
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Over age 40

Contributing Factors to Varicose Veins

The effect of these factors contribute to varicose veins:

  • Jobs requiring prolonged periods of standing or sitting
  • Thin walled veins
  • Injury or inflammation of the veins
  • Excess weight
  • Varicose veins can be aggravated by pregnancy
  • Genetics – varicosities are often hereditary

If any of these risk factors or contributing factors apply to you, wearing compression socks/stockings is imperative in the prevention of varicose veins. Contact our office if you have any questions.

Varicose Veins Prevention Burlington ON | (905) 631-3000