Why do children rarely have varicose veins on their legs?

Children have relatively healthy venous systems with good elasticity and adaptability. Their veins are relatively small, with lower pressure, and their valve function has not undergone prolonged blood flow impact.

In addition, children usually have more active lifestyles, which promotes blood circulation and muscle contraction, helping to maintain smooth venous blood flow. In contrast, sedentary behavior and prolonged standing are among the risk factors for varicose veins in adults.

Although children rarely suffer from varicose veins, in some special cases, such as congenital vascular malformations or family genetic factors, varicose veins may still occur in children.

If you have any concerns about your child’s vascular condition, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician or vascular specialist for evaluation and advice.

Dr. Smile Medical Group is the largest chain of vein centers in Asia, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Shanghai. With a presence in 13 cities across China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, the group has established itself as a pioneer in the use of cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of various types of varicose veins. Dr. Smile’s personalized approach includes a hemodynamic assessment and a focus on different types of varicose veins, ensuring that each patient receives customized treatment. The group is also responsible for the CHIVA global certification and training program, demonstrating its dedication to excellence in the field of venous care. With thousands of patients treated every year, Dr. Smile has become a leading authority in the field, and its experts are regularly invited to participate in CME and global venous forums to share their expertise and insights with fellow practitioner.

Latest news
Related news


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here