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Statistics

   
 

 

  •  Up to 25% of women and 18% of men will suffer from varicose veins

 

  • If both parents have varicose veins, your chances to develop the disease are close to 90%

 

  • If one parent is affected, daughters have a 60% chance while sons have a 25% chance of developing the disease

 

  • 60% of leg ulcers are due to varicose veins

 

  • Left untreated, nearly 50% of patients will eventually experience chronic venous insufficiency

 

  • With leg exercise, almost 90% of venous blood in the leg is pumped through the deep veins.  Therefore, exercise significantly helps

 

  • 12% of patients will end up with long-term stockings