Metformin and Varicose Vein Risk
Oct 5, 2019
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Nour Salhab, Pharm.D. Candidate, USF College of Pharmacy
A study that was done in Finland revealed that varicose veins were associated with certain risk factors such as age, body height, body mass index, standing at work, high socioeconomic status, and a number of births. A positive association was established between obesity and varicose veins. However, an association between diabetes and varicose veins was not established. The fact that before 1995 only sulfonylureas and metformin were available to treat diabetes can suggest that metformin might be a protective factor against varicose veins in patients with diabetes....
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