Varicose Veins in men are very common. Most men are surprised to learn that they can suffer from vein conditions that they thought only affected women. While cosmetic conditions such as spider veins happen mainly in women, varicose veins can occur equally in men. Most people are aware of why women are at risk for varicose veins, but men seem to be forgotten. Some of the main factors leading to varicose veins in men are heredity, age, occupations that require standing for long periods of time and trauma to the leg(s).
For more information see Causes of Varicose Veins
Men are notorious for not taking health issues seriously, even though varicose veins can cause just as many problems as in women. Men also wear trousers and tend to have hairy legs which can cover up varicose veins to some extent. They tend to wait to seek treatment until the veins are swollen and throbbing and the symptoms can no longer be ignored. But holding off on getting medical treatment can make the problem worse, especially since men are more prone to leg ulcers and other skin complications.
Men need to be educated regarding the health of their legs and be aware that the treatments available are just as successful for men. The key is to get evaluated as soon as they think there’s a problem.
Symptoms of venous disease include:
- Leg fatigue or heaviness
- Aching, burning sensation
- Pain after long periods of standing or sitting
- Skin changes
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
Today’s Varicose Vein Treatments are minimally invasive, cause very little pain, have no downtime and can be done right in the doctor’s office. Treatment can stop the progression of venous disease and its complications for men in the early stages, and for those struggling with late-stage symptoms; it can restore health and quality of life.
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