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What are things that can cause veins not to function properly and could be a cause of venous insufficiency? [Dr. Donikyan]

Q: What are things that can cause veins not to function properly and could be a cause of venous insufficiency? 

A: When patients present with some of the typical symptoms of venous insufficiency, we look for factors like obesity, smoking history, whether they lead a sedentary life, meaning they don’t exercise very much, a history of blood clots which can cause some of the veins to become incompetent, and family history of venous insufficiency. Pregnant women and people who have been pregnant in the last four to six months may also develop venous insufficiency postpartum. Additionally, anyone that has a job where they are generally standing for prolonged periods of time, for example for 8 to 10 hours a day, is at risk for developing venous insufficiency.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Donikyan of the Fishkill Endovascular Center as he explains more about Venous Insufficiency:

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