[Varicose disease. Epidemiologic study apropos of 1600 cases].Phlebologie 1987 Oct-Dec; 40(4):923-9P
The epidemiology of varicose veins disease benefits from the computer analysis of the results of a clinical survey in 1,600 patients with varicose veins, sponsored by Negma laboratories among 150 peripheral vascular disease specialists in 1986 (France). A few original points should be stressed: Women consult earlier und undergo surgery less often. The major symptom, heaviness in the legs, is stable at all ages (80%) as well as movements of impatience (15%). On the contrary, by cross-sections of 10 years, the cramps, edemas, varices progress in a linear fashion, while ulcers progress exponentially. Finally, obese patients with varicose veins present a significantly more severe clinical picture.