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Q: What are the risk factors for getting varicose veins? Is this a curable condition? A: There are numerous risk factors for varicose veins that can be inherited or can accumulate throughout life. The most important two are genetics and pregnancy. If one or both parents have varicose veins the likelihood of an offspring developing this condition is approximately 50%-90%. Pregnancy is also strongly associated with developing varicosities, and each additional pregnancy increas