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Risk Factors of Vein Disease

It is estimated that nearly half of all American adults are afflicted with some type of vein disease. With odds that high, do you know your risk for developing vein disease?

Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute wants to empower you to take charge of your health by knowing the risk factors for vein disease.

  • • Increasing age
  • • Family history
  • • Pregnancy and hormonal changes
  • • Obesity or overweight
  • • Prolonged standing and being sedentary
  • • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Because vein disease is frequently passed down through families, those who have close relatives with a vascular insufficiency is at a higher risk for developing a vein condition. Women are frequently afflicted by vein disease due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause and by taking birth control pills. Having extra weight and sitting for long periods of time can exacerbate many conditions, including those that affect the veins. All of these risk factors can impair the proper blood flow in your legs and can put you at a higher risk for developing a vascular condition.  If you suffer from swollen, achy, or discolored legs, or any other symptom of vein disease, we are here to help you!

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