1 in 5 Varicose Veins Patients Male

Increasing Numbers of Men Seek Vein Treatment

USA Statistics

male varicose veinsAccording to the American Society for Vascular Surgery, about 40 million Americans have vein disease – and approximately 1 in 5 is male.

So while vein problems such as varicose veins are traditionally considered to be more prevalent in female patients, more and more vein specialists are seeing men enquire into treatment or attend for vein consultations.

Nick Morrison MD, FACS, FACPh explained:

“It brings them peace of mind to know if there’s a deeper underlying condition like deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), and yes, men are even concerned about vanity aspects too. Some will admit to being embarrassed by friends or family members pointing veins out.”

Healthy Men Too

Varicose veins can be a higher risk for those suffering with other health problems – such as excess weight. However, that is not always the case.

Some men who exercise regularly – such as cyclists or runners – can still find they have varicose veins. This is more likely if a parent or grandparent suffered from them, as vein problems tend to be hereditary. Indeed, sometimes certain forms of heavy exercise could exacerbate vein problems. Nick Morrison goes on to explain:

“Exercise is critical for vein disease prevention, but for some a shift in their routine may be required. Activities like weightlifting, if you’re using very heavy weights, can be hard on veins.”

Varicose Vein Removal

Varicose vein removal is now available at Cosmedics Skin Clinics private clinic based in Putney, London.

The clinic offers the latest techniques including laser varicose vein removal as well as foam sclerotherapy and microsurgery. Treatment is provided by a top vascular surgeon and is carried out under local anaesthetic. There is no need for an overnight stay and patients can walk out unaided after treatment.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.

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