When it comes to varicose veins, there’s a lot of myths about what can cause them.

Dr. Moises Roizental, Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, set the record straight about the risks factors to develope varicose veins.

According to Dr. Roizental, genetics is the main risk factor for varicose veis. That is why people with a family history with this condition should be very aware of any early stage signs of this condition. Besides genetics, studies has shown that women are more frequently affected than men. Other risk factors include standing for long hours, maintaining a sedentary lifestyle and being over-weight.