Do tight fitting clothes contribute to varicose or spider veins?
I wear a lot of tight compression shorts and bike shorts when I exercise (running, biking, etc.). Could these choices lead to varicose veins later in life?
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By: Laser Vein Center | Thomas Wright, M.D., F.A.C.P., R.V.T.
With rare exception, the answer is NO. In the past, our misunderstanding regarding the cause of varicose veins emphasized Mechanical causes such as the weight of the baby during pregnancy and tight fitting clothes. We now understand that the causes are most
strongly genetic (hereditary) and the female hormones which allow increased flexibility of vein size.
Unfortunately, the particular past neglect of venous attention, created a sort of void which became available for many myths to for. Currently, our goal is not only better treatment, but also education to correct thee many myths that remain popular.
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