Varicose veins often affect women. However, men can also get them. In fact, it’s very common in men especially as they get older.

If you’re a man suffering from varicose veins or know someone who does, this expert advice from Premier Vascular and Vein Center can help you more about this condition:

You’re not alone.
Approximately 40 percent of men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. In the United States, about 40 million men and women suffer from varicose veins as a result of genes, aging, lifestyle, and hormonal changes.

Keep this in mind whenever you feel embarrassed about your vein issues.

You don’t have to ‘suck it up.’
Your varicose veins develop as a result of increased blood pressure in the veins. It can be a result of weakened or damaged valves in the veins. These valves provide a one-way passage of the blood from the veins to the heart. If these valves are weakened or damaged, the veins can get swollen, resulting in varicose veins.

Varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic problem. They can cause aching, cramping, itching, night cramps, and in worse cases, tingling sensation and pain that gets worse when standing.

If you see discolored, swollen, and twisted veins, a vein specialist can help you find the most suitable treatment for you. At Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville,TN, we offer minimally-invasive vein treatments that can reduce your vein symptoms and restore your healthy legs in no time.

Assess yourself.
Although varicose veins are very common in the legs, they can also develop in other areas of the body. In men, they can also occur in the scrotum.

Also known as varicoceles, varicose veins in the testicles can lead to lowered testosterone levels and infertility. Assess yourself and if you see swollen veins in those areas, have them checked immediately.

There are things you can do to minimize the symptoms.
While you can’t change your family history, age, or hormones, there are things you can do to minimize your symptoms. This includes:

• maintaining a healthy weight
• quitting smoking
• making physical activities part of your daily schedule
• drinking plenty of water

If these changes don’t make any improvement in your symptoms, Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center can help. Our team of board certified vascular and vein specialists will examine your legs and veins during the initial consultation and determine the best course of action for you.

For appointments, call us at (865) 588-8229 or fill out our online appointment form.