One of the many misconceptions about varicose veins is that only women get them. However, our Atlanta vein specialists can attest that men can and do get varicose veins and other types of vein diseases.

The Truth About Men and Varicose Veins

Men develop varicose veins for many of the same reasons that women do, including:

  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Long periods of sitting or standing
  • Smoking

About half of the U.S. population will develop varicose veins at some point, and approximately 40 to 45 percent of those people are men.

The Reasons Men Delay Seeking Treatment – and the Consequenceshealthy men

Because men don’t think of themselves as candidates for varicose vein problems, they may neglect the signs of vein disease longer than women. These signs can include:

  • Swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Achiness and heaviness in the legs
  • Redness and itchiness
  • Visible varicose veins

If the primary symptom of vein disease that a man is experiencing is varicose veins, it’s easier for them to leave them untreated because their legs are less likely to be exposed as women’s are. However, by waiting until your symptoms are more advanced to consult a doctor, your varicose veins can become very painful. You may also develop venous ulcers, which are painful ulcerations on the legs or ankles.

Varicose Vein Removal No Longer Has to Be Painful

Another misconception about varicose veins that keeps many men from getting treatment until the condition has advanced is that varicose vein removal treatments are painful. However, these procedures have advanced considerably.

At Veininnovations, our Atlanta vein specialists perform minimally-invasive laser vein removal procedures such as endovenous laser ablation and radio-frequency ablation which is performed under local anesthesia. We also offer state-of-the-art vein closure procedures such as ClosureFast and the VenaSeal procedure.

All of our varicose vein procedures are virtually painless, and all performed in one of our comfortable Atlanta area vein clinics. They generally require minimal recovery time. Many patients go on with their day immediately afterwards.

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We invite you to read more here on our website about our varicose vein treatments and then contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced vein specialists.

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