Q: Do men have varicose veins less often than women?
A: Yes, but the difference is not as great as you might think. You may be surprised to learn that 55% of women will suffer from varicose veins, compared to 45% of men. (stat from covidien website: “42% of men are expected to develop varicose veins by the time they reach their 60s”) And, as educational programs increase awareness of how simple it is to treat vein disorders, more men will start seeking treatment and the % of men compared to women will increase. Today, 30+ million suffer with varicose veins and leg pain! It’s very common. Post by Dr. Scott Hannum, Vascular Clinic .
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