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Men and Varicose Veins

It’s no secret that men are
generally less vain than women.
Consequently, when men have
varicose veins, they usually
don’t seek help because of
the appearance of their legs.
Unfortunately, men tend to seek
treatment when their vein disease
is more advanced and they are
experiencing significant pain.
Because heredity plays a large
role in varicose veins, a high
percentage of men experience
varicose veins at some point
in their lives. If his mother or
grandmother had varicose veins,
he is more likely to have them.
His occupation is a significant
factor as well. If his job requires
him to stand for long periods
or if he travels and spends long
periods on a plane or in a car, he
is at greater risk.
If he begins to avoid favorite

stockings or changes in work
habits can improve the symptoms
but will not address the
underlying cause.
activities because of leg pain,
such as playing outside with the
kids or grandkids or gardening,
it could be a sign of varicose
veins. Varicose veins affect men
of all ages but the risk increases
with age. Men have the same
symptoms as women: pain, leg
heaviness, tiredness, muscle
cramps and swelling. Restless
legs can also be a sign of varicose
veins. Men_varicose_veins
Like any chronic medical
condition, varicose veins will get
worse without treatment. It is
important to treat them in order
to maintain an active lifestyle.
Conservative measures such
as medical grade compression

Ultrasound guided endovenous
laser ablation, or EVLA, is the
cutting-edge treatment of choice
for varicose veins. The procedure
involves inserting a small laser
fiber into the diseased vein. Laser
heat causes the vein to collapse
and seal shut. Once that vein
is closed, the blood is diverted
to healthy veins. This in-office
procedure is performed using
a local anesthetic. Following
the procedure, a bandage or
compression stocking is placed
on the treated leg. Patients are
able to return to work quickly,
usually that day or the next day.

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