Heredity determines whether you will develop varicose vei but sitting and/or standing for long periods of time also
c tributes to the condition. Varicose veins result when blood difficulty return ing to the heart, which causes veins to enlarge, says Douglas McKeag. M.D., chairman of the department of family medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Aerobic exercise improves blood flow. If you must stand for extended periods of time, wear specialized compression
stockings and try to move in place. If you sit at a desk all day, get up every hour and walk around.