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Varicose Veins and Mothers

One of the most common causes of varicose veins is pregnancy. Often the problems with the veins will go away once the baby has been born and the body has had a chance to return to normal. But in some cases, varicose veins caused by having kids stick around until you do something to treat them.

As was noted in a recent article about a woman who is pregnant with her eighteenth child, some people think that the minor medical cost of things like varicose veins is just a small price to pay for the joy of having kids. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get them taken care of.

As the article also notes, it is particularly important for women to care for their bodies. That's because they use those bodies to bring babies into the world. The healthier that a woman is, the better chance there is that her baby is going to be healthy.

Part of taking care of your body is paying attention to your veins. They represent the working condition of your circulatory system, something that needs to be in good working order for you to be healthy. Proper varicose vein prevention both before and during pregnancy is just one of the many things that women can do to improve their overall health.

Question of the Day: What percentage of varicose veins do you think are caused by pregnancy?

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