WHO GETS THREAD VEINS?
i. Gender – mostly women but men can also get them. ii. Genetics – there is some evidence that it runs in families. iii. Hormones – female sex hormones can result in the softening of vein walls and valves. iv. Pregnancy – increased blood volume that is necessary to support the fetus exerts greater pressure on the veins, increasing the risk of developing problem veins. v. Injury or trauma vi. Sitting or standing for extended periods