Font Size: Increase | Decrease

When do people usually get varicose veins?

more videos from this doctor

» Watch Next Video by Stephanie M. Dentoni, MD - How common are spider veins?

Video Overview

When do people usually get varicose veins? People can develop varicose veins at any age. It is very rare to see varicose veins in infancy or childhood and this is usually due to an underlying medical problem. There are more often seen between the ages of 40 and 50. The teenagers and young adults can develop them as well. The good news is we do have very effective treatment modalities. If you notice varicose veins, you may want to invest in a good pair of compression stockings. Compression stockings will help alleviate your symptoms and slow the progression of disease.

Disclaimer: The information found on this website is intended to be general medical information; it is not a medical diagnosis or medical advice. Specific medical advice can only be given with full knowledge of all of the facts and circumstances of your health situation. You should seek consultation with a doctor familiar with your medical condition. Posting a question on this website does not create a doctor-patient relationship. All questions you post will be available to the public; do not include confidential information in your question.