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Understanding Vein Disease


Prevalence of Venous Disease

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins or a more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

Of the over 30 million Americans affected:

  • Only 1.9 million seek treatment annually.
  • Given the common misconception that varicose veins are a cosmetic issue, the majority affected do not seek treatment.
  • The vast majority remain undiagnosed and untreated.

Prevalence by Age and Gender

It is estimated that in America, 72% of women and 42% of men will experience varicose veins by the time they are in their 60s.


Age Female Male
20-29 8% 1%
40-49 41% 24%
60-69 72% 43%

Venous Reflux Disease

Progressive condition caused by poor return of blood from the legs to the heart.


Symptoms include:

  • Leg or ankle pain, aching, cramping, swelling, heaviness, or fatigue
  • Varicose veins
  • Skin changes or ulcers

Risk factors:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Pregnancies
  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
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