10 Causes Of Blood Clots

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Cause #3: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common cause of blood clots. Sometimes called spider veins due to their similarity with spider webs, varicose veins occur close to the surface of the skin. This unsightly condition arises when blood does not flow freely from the lower limbs toward the heart. Instead, the valves allow some backward flow of blood. This poses a significant health risk by causing a blood clot.

As a consequence, the difficulty of blood flow leads to the development of varicose veins, a condition that is normally painful. To reduce the risk of developing blood clots, avoid long periods of inactivity. If you work in an office, try to move around or exercise your legs throughout the day.

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