By Anonymous - 08/08/2019 12:00

Today, I found out I'm starting to get varicose veins, typical in older people who don't move enough. I'm 34 and I get 9 hours of exercise a week. FML
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I don’t know who told you varicose veins happen to inactive people, but they actually usually happen to people who stand for long periods of time. Nurses, teachers and waiters all commonly get varicose veins. There’s also a large genetic component.

Genetics and standing. You may be very susceptible to them and unfortunately always being on your feet made them worse. Sorry about that! If you treat them, get something else fixed on you that requires you off your feet for the same length of time. It's week/s of recovery time depending on how much was removed.

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Sarah Yamabo 15

Genetics plays a role too... You’re not alone

I don’t know who told you varicose veins happen to inactive people, but they actually usually happen to people who stand for long periods of time. Nurses, teachers and waiters all commonly get varicose veins. There’s also a large genetic component.

Genetics and standing. You may be very susceptible to them and unfortunately always being on your feet made them worse. Sorry about that! If you treat them, get something else fixed on you that requires you off your feet for the same length of time. It's week/s of recovery time depending on how much was removed.

Rx: Up it to twelve hours a week and reduce your age to 28 or below.

umm do you think 9 hours of exercise a week is alot? thats might be your problem there. Walking or cycling to work takes me 40 minutes daily Going to the store means a 5 mile walk and i work a manual labor job where i lift heavy boxes all day so i get 10-12 hours of exercise a day

Hang on a second, I have to get out my tiny violin so I can score this "and I walked up hill both ways through six feet of snow barefoot" one-upping.

My 38 year old husband got them after 12 hour shifts in a factory.

They don’t just come with age. You’re old enough to know that, and get them.

You are poorly misinformed about varicose veins. You can get them at almost any age, whether or not you’ll get them is largely genetic, and proper hydration can help alleviate them (to an extent).

Pregnancy is a major cause too.