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Varicose veins are typically genetic or develop after pregnancy. Compression stockings may help with the symptoms but will not fix or prevent varicose veins. If you have developed varicose veins at a young age, you probably have venous reflux disease and should see a vein specialist about treatment options.
Varicose veins options
Varicose veins can occur as young as teen years but generally the risk is associated with hereditary risk factors combined with lifestyle influences. Standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time in your line of work does not help. Compression stockings will help but not reverse the process. Only closure treatments will reverse venous disease. Many closure options are available requiring very little if any downtime. It's important to visit a vein specialist to determine what options best suit your needs. My opinion is to treat them while your young and while your damaged veins aren't causing secondary effects.
Varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins are due to many factors including genetics, pregnancies and even trauma. The underlying problem with varicose veins is that they are the result of malfunctioning (leaking) valves of usually the saphenous system of veins. Once you have the veins the only way to resolve them is to treat the malfunctioning valves with a closure procedure. In lieu of this, wearing support hose may help to slow their progression. See a vein specialist.
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