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How common are varicose veins?

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Varicose veins are a relatively common condition. For many people they're a family trait. Women are at least twice as likely as men to develop them. In the U.S. alone, they affect about 23% of all Americans.

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

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