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Varicose Veins by the Numbers

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Varicose veins are unsightly at best and can prove dangerous if gone untreated. But do you know just how prevalent the risk is? Consider these statistics:

  • More than 40 million people in the US suffer from varicose veins.
  • Nearly 50 percent of varicose vein patients have a family history of varicose veins.
  • If both of your parents have varicose veins, your chances of developing the disease are extremely high – close to 90 percent.
  • If you’re a male with one parent affected by varicose veins, you’ve got a 25-percent chance of developing them, too. If you’re a woman with one affected parent, your risk is significantly higher – some 60 percent.
  • The prevalence of varicose veins is greater in women (55 percent) than in men (45 percent).
  • An estimated 41 percent of women over the age of 50 have varicose veins.
  • An estimated 50 percent of the US population over 50 years old has them.
  • Women who are moderately overweight (with a BMI of 25-29.9) have a 50-percent greater risk of developing varicose veins than do women who are not overweight.
  • Women with a BMI greater than 30 are three times as likely to develop varicose veins as those who are not overweight.

If you’re struggling with unsightly, uncomfortable or painful varicose veins, Metropolitan Dermatology can help. We have locations in Clark, Teaneck and Kearny, New Jersey, plus Staten Island, New York. Request your appointment and download patient forms online at

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1075 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
Clark NJ location servicing Edison, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, Scotch Plains, & Cranford, NJ

757 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Teaneck NJ location servicing Hackensack, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Englewood, and Bergenfield, NJ.

703 Kearny Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
Kearny NJ location servicing Jersey City, Nutley, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, and Hoboken, NJ. *Formerly 752 Kearny

1324 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
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3202 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Jersey City, NJ location servicing Jersey City and Newark.

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
South Plainfield, NJ location servicing Plainfield and Edison.

449 60th St.
West New York, NJ 07093
West New York NJ location servicing Union City, Bayonne, North Bergen, Hoboken, & Secaucus NJ

469 Morris Ave. Ste 2
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Elizabeth, NJ location servicing Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Park and Hillside.

622 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Kenilworth, NJ location servicing Springfield Township, Union, and Mountainside.