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What causes varicose veins?

There are multiple causes of VARICOSE VEINS, but it is accepted that, for them to appear, there must be VALVULAR FAILURE and a DEFECT IN THE CONSTITUTION of the veins that favours their deformation.

The failure of the valves means the venous system is unable to pump blood towards the heart. This causes the blood to stagnate and increases the pressure on the venous walls leading to their deformation and dilation . If on top of this valvular defect  the patient is overweight, has a sedentary lifestyle, has (natural or artificial) hormone situations that reduce the venous tone or elasticity or external compression effects, venous hypertension is facilitated and the infamous varicose veins are created.