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Obesity is a risk factor for venous insufficiecy - for information about venous insufficiency and obesity Buffalo, New York Vein Specialists
Sunday, February 24, 2013


The relationship between being overweight and developing venous insufficiency was an observation in population based studies that needed 'hard clinical data'. This information has now been answered sufficiently in a group of obese patients.


Researchers in Italy have shown, using measurements of abdominal pressure, that overweight patients have larger femoral vein diameters, more likely to have venous insufficiency than thin patients, and this has been correlated with highr intrabdominal pressures.


So, this is the scientific backing for this emperical observation regarding the relationship between obesity and the incidence of venous insufficiency.


To be evaluated or treated for venous insufficiency, contact Dr Karamanoukian at the Vein Treatment Center with offices in Williamsville, NY, Clarence, NY and East Amherst, NY. Call 716-839-3638 or go to


This study was published by Parmeggiani and colleagues in Ann Ital Chir. 2012 Nov 7.





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