Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins

(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be causing varicose veins.” Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, medical director for the UCLA Health-Manhattan Beach Interventional and Imaging Center, singled out “the strong genetic link.” “We know that varicose veins and venous disease are genetic, so it makes sense there might be something wrong with the vein walls that runs in families,” said Hoffman, who was not involved in the research. What are varicose veins? Swollen, twisty purple veins that often look like tree branches just under the surface of the skin, varicose veins can cause aching pain, throbbing and discomfort. “A lack of movement, being pregnant, overweight, all this puts pressure on the veins in the lower part of the body, and some blood begins to pool instead of traveling up the veins back to the heart,” Hoffman explained. “Varicose veins are an extension of th...
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Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
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Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Nutrition for the Family Source Type: research
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