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Varicose Vein Causes, Los Angeles vein doctor, Santa Monica Vein Center

Do you know what causes varicose veins?


Varicose veins are caused by damaged vein valves within the venous system.  In most cases, varicose veins occur in healthy adults who have a family history of abnormal veins.  Occupational and hormonal influences also affect the development of varicose veins.  Estrogen and progesterone from pregnancy, hormone replacement, or birth control pills can potentiate the development of varicose veins. In addition, certain occupations that require prolong sitting or standing may make varicose veins appear at a younger age and progress with time.


Call Santa Monica Vein Center today at (310) 998-5533 for a consult with our double board certified expert, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

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