Specialists from Stanford University (USA) it was found that high growth may be one of the risk factors for varicose veins.
The study analyzed the genetic data of more than 400 thousand people. Scientists were able to establish 30 genes associated with the development of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. It was also possible to establish a relationship between high growth and increased risk of varicose veins.
Varicose veins are considered to be a fairly common pathological process, in which there is a change in the veins, the formation of gyrus and nodular tangles, which leads to a violation of blood flow. The reason for the development of varicose veins is fully unclear, and the treatment is reduced to surgery. Doctors hope that a more detailed study of varicose veins and its causes will help to create new treatments.
Among the known risk factors for varicose veins — pregnancy, old age, overweight, Smoking, taking hormones, sedentary lifestyle and hereditary predisposition. In addition, scientists have noticed that thrombosis (formation of blood clots in deep veins) is often manifested in people who previously suffered from varicose veins.