What is venous dysfunction caused by?

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of abnormal veins

Although a genetic disposition is one of the primary influences in the development of abnormal veins, there are also a range of lifestyle factors that can contribute to this condition including:

  • Obesity
  • Long periods of standing or sitting
  • Immobility
  • Aging
  • Leg injuries

Approximately 30% of the population are affected by varicose veins, with a larger proportion of females and those over 50 years of age afflicted with this condition. The hormonal changes that women experience during pregnancy and in relation to the birth control pill can contribute to the development of abnormal veins.

At Vein Doctors Group we provide Pregnancy Vein Support to assess and direct appropriate support stockings when pregnancy stresses the veins in the legs. This service was pioneered by Dr. Lekich due to his personal experience when his wife developed a blood clot in her varicose veins during pregnancy. This service is rebated with no out of pocket costs.

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