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The womenshealth.gov website explains these common risk factors for varicose and spider veins:
- Getting older.
- Having weak veins or having a family history of vein problems.
- Having hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, puberty, menopause or use of birth control pills.
- Being pregnant.
- Living a sedentary lifestyle, or being obese or overweight.
- Being exposed to the sun and having fair skin.
-- Diana Kohnle
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