Q: How did I get varicose veins at such a young age? or Am I too old to have my veins treated?
A: Because a genetic predisposition is the biggest risk factor for the development of varicose veins, the can appear at any age. Other risk factors such as age, pregnancy, physical trauma, prolonged standing or sitting at work, etc. do increase the incidence of varicose veins over time. We frequently see and treat patients as young as teenagers and as old as the 80’s or even 90’s. Older patients are usually treated for advanced disease that has been neglected for many years such as bleeding varicose veins or venous leg ulcers.