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Diseases » Varicose veins » Summary
 

What is Varicose veins?

What is Varicose veins?

  • Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs.
  • Varicose veins: dilated tortuous vein, usually in subcutaneous tissues of the leg; incompetency of venous valves is associated.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Varicose veins: a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Varicose veins: Introduction

Types of Varicose veins:

Types of Varicose veins:

Broader types of Varicose veins:

How many people get Varicose veins?

Prevalance of Varicose veins: 45 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Prevalance Rate of Varicose veins: approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Varicose veins: It also is estimated that 41% of all women will suffer from abnormal leg veins by the time they are in the 50s. (Source: excerpt from VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS: NWHIC)

Who gets Varicose veins?

Gender Profile for Varicose veins: Women 4:1 men

How serious is Varicose veins?

Complications of Varicose veins: see complications of Varicose veins

What causes Varicose veins?

Causes of Varicose veins: see causes of Varicose veins
Risk factors for Varicose veins: see risk factors for Varicose veins

What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

Symptoms of Varicose veins: see symptoms of Varicose veins

Complications of Varicose veins: see complications of Varicose veins

Varicose veins: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Varicose veins.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Varicose veins.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Varicose veins: see treatments for Varicose veins
Alternative treatments for Varicose veins: see alternative treatments for Varicose veins
Prevention of Varicose veins: see prevention of Varicose veins
Research for Varicose veins: see research for Varicose veins

Society issues for Varicose veins


Hospitalization statistics for Varicose veins: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Varicose veins:

  • 0.4% (51,456) of hospital consultant episodes were for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Varicose veins:

Organs and body systems related to Varicose veins include:

Name and Aliases of Varicose veins

Main name of condition: Varicose veins

Other names or spellings for Varicose veins:

Phlebectasia, Varicosities, Venous insufficiency Source - Diseases Database

Varicose veins: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Varicose veins:

 

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