Q5. Is it possible to inherit thread veins?

A5. Unfortunately yes. If your parents or grandparents had thread veins (or varicose veins) then there is a strong chance you will do the same.

This also applies to close family members.

Thread veins often run in families so check to see if anyone in your family has experienced these. If they have then this may be passed down to you but it is not set in stone.

In other words you are statistically, more than likely to develop thread veins but this is by no means a given. Just that you have a greater risk of doing so than someone who has no family history of vascular conditions such as this.

Find out more about this and other factors in our causes of thread veins section.

FAQS Index:

Thread veins FAQs

  1. What are thread veins?
  2. What causes thread veins?
  3. Are there people who are more prone to getting thread veins?
  4. Are there particular jobs which carry a high risk of thread veins?
  5. Is it possible to inherit thread veins?
  6. Are thread veins dangerous?
  7. How do you treat thread veins?
  1. How does laser treatment work?
  2. What is microsclerotherapy?
  3. Can I use a natural remedy to treat my thread veins?
  4. Can you cure thread veins?
  5. Can you prevent thread veins?
  6. Is it possible to develop thread veins and varicose veins?

Guide to Thread Veins

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