Does weight affect varicose veins?

Being overweight is one of the contributing causes of varicose veins.  If you are significantly overweight, the pressure in the abdomen increases and that makes it more difficult for the blood to return from the legs to the heart.  Flow of blood...

Pregnancy and varicose veins

In women, varicose veins often begin early in pregnancy.  Generally they occur on the legs although they can develop on the lower part of the belly and the vulva.  There are a number of reasons for this.  The blood from the legs has to flow up through...