Can lack of excercise alone cause CVI?
I was diagnosed with CVI a year ago. I’m 52, had 5 pregnancies, varicose veins on feet/ankles, sitting job for 13 years and am in menopause just now. I’ve exercised off and on. My grandma and aunt had DVTs. My mom had varicose veins. No one I know of has CVI. I’m afraid this is due to being too sedentary. I wear compression stockings now, pain and swelling almost unbearable. I’ve been seen by 2 phlebologists and they won’t help me. Standing ultrasound shows no reflux or superficial veins.