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Posted January 04, 2011 in Vein Disease

Understanding the risk factors that come along with vein disease is a serious matter. Aging, menopause, and obesity are often linked to vein disorders although the most common factor for the development of varicose or spider veins is heredity – simply being born with weak vein valves. Additionally, increased pressure in the veins, such as that caused by prolonged standing, pregnancy, birth control pills, hormones, leg injury, and blood clots, are often the cause of vein diseases.