When people think about varicose veins, they may think about older women. It’s not surprising as varicose veins are very common among women and the older population. But did you know that men can have varicose veins too?
Men and Varicose Veins
About 45 percent of men will experience varicose veins at some point of their lives. Just like with women, the number one cause of varicose veins in men is family history. Your chance of developing varicose veins is higher if you have a family history of it.
Lifestyle is another factor that can increase your risk of developing varicose veins. If your job requires prolonged sitting, standing, or flying, then you may develop varicose veins.
Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem
Although men can have varicose veins, not a lot seek help due to the common misconception that it’s just a cosmetic problem.
The problem with varicose veins more than just the unattractive look of the veins.. When left unmanaged, vein disease can lead to discoloration, bleeding, skin ulcers, and a “heavy leg” sensation. It can also be a great source of discomfort, which can hinder you from doing your normal daily activities.
When to seek help
If the discomfort and other symptoms of varicose veins keep you from living your best life, then it’s a sign to seek help from a vein specialist.
Premier Surgical Associates is the only Vein Center in the Knoxville area with an entire team of board certified Vascular Surgeons diagnosing and treating varicose vein issues. Our experienced vein specialists have the training and knowledge to correctly assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you.
To request an appointment, you call Premier Vein Clinic at (865) 588-8229 or online at https://www.premierveinclinics.com/request-an-appointment/.