Men Can Develop Varicose Veins, Too!

Read more about varicose veins and how they affect men

Most people believe that only women have to deal with varicose veins, but the truth is that men can develop varicose veins just as easily as women. Although women more commonly develop varicose veins due to pregnancy and birth control pills, men can develop varicose veins as well. In fact, 25% of the people suffering from varicose veins are men, according to WebMD.com.

Identifying Varicose Veins in Men

So, what are varicose veins? When blood flow in your veins begin to flow in the opposite direction, it can cause the vein to expand. A varicose vein can look like a dark bulge under the skin or a raised blue or brownish vein.

Varicose veins in men can occur if:

There are other risk factors for developing varicose veins; discuss them with a vein doctor at Goldman Vein Institute. We also recommend you visit our image gallery to see the before and after images of varicose veins in men as well as women.

Help Prevent Varicose Veins

If you are at a higher risk for varicose veins, here are some steps you can take to help keep your legs healthy:

• Exercise More: When you sit for a prolonged period, your blood starts to pool, exercise and movement helps keep your vein walls strong. Be sure to involve your calves; they play an important role in blood flow.

• Reduce Pressure of Sitting or Standing: If you have to sit or stand for a long time, move your legs, raise your legs or take a walk to be sure you’re relieving pressure from your veins.

• Wear Compression Socks or Stockings: Wearing mens compression socks can push the blood up from your ankles, one of the greatest pressure points, and redistribute it.

• Eat Less Sodium: Staying away from high levels of salt will help your body more easily process fluid. Keep an eye on sodium levels in restaurants, frozen and pre-packaged foods, and drink a lot of water.

Find Treatment From Varicose Veins from Goldman Vein Institute

If you have varicose veins or are interested in speaking with a vein specialist about varicose vein treatment options, call Goldman Vein Institute today. Our vein doctors can treat varicose veins in men with treatments like Sclerotherapy or Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELA).

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