Varicose Veins and Men – More Common Than You Think

About fifty percent of all men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic issue nor are they a condition that only women suffer from. These veins can cause significant pain or discomfort and may lead to many other complications, which can create difficulties in daily quality of life and restrict many activities.

When vein walls are weak, veins can expand and the valves that regulate blood flow in the vein no longer function properly. When this happens, bulging, gnarly looking varicose veins can appear, along with symptoms such as throbbing, swelling, and decreased mobility.

Although varicose veins may affect men of any age, the risk increases with aging due to loss of muscle mass and tissue tone along with the weakening of venous walls. Varicose veins are a chronic medical condition that will progress without treatment, adding further risks of other complications such as leg ulcers, vein bleeding, or blood clots.

However, vein disease treatments have come a long way with leading-edge laser technology. Today, laser surgery for varicose veins can provide a method for treating varicose veins, varicose veins bleeding, and leg ulcers with a quick, noninvasive, and virtually pain-free alternative. These highly-effective treatments are available to both men and women.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding varicose veins or laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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