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How common are varicose veins?

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How common are varicose veins? Varicose veins are very common in the western population. It affects approximately 20 percent to the population. Varicose veins are three times more common in women than in men. There are certain risk factors that have been identified in the development of varicose veins typically, heredity, female gender, multiparity, standing occupation and obesity. Varicose veins can be very debilitating and causes disability if left untreated.

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