There are a number of factors regarding varicose veins of which men of the twenty-first century may not be aware.
Varicose veins are more than unsightly – they can also be a health risk if left unchecked for too long. Varicose veins causes blood pooling in the veins, which forces extra pressure on the legs.
When this happens, individuals may experience:
A man’s number one enemy in developing varicose veins is his genetics. If his mother or father has had varicose veins or any venous disease in the past, he faces a heightened risk of developing varicose veins of up to 70%.
Some people mistakenly consider bulging veins on a man to mean that he is muscular and fit, but what he may in fact be suffering from is a venous disease. Venous disease itself as a varicose vein which is a swollen, bulging vein which has popped to the surface of the skin.
Wearing stockings is sometimes prescribed for varicose veins to help improve circulation. Whilst this is a good temporary measure it will not stop varicose veins from causing long term damage.
We all know that there are many health issues which require complicated and invasive treatment. But when it comes to varicose veins, men (and women) can now undergo non-surgical procedures in a doctor’s room which will eliminate their varicose veins and reduce the risks associated with them.
Modern clinics like The Vein Institute use cutting-edge ultrasound technology to detect varicose veins and to uncover the underlying issue, and then use laser technology or medical adhesive to treat your veins. The procedures are surgery free, and no time off work is required. Like any procedure at a doctor’s rooms a formal consultation is required so that you understand the risks and benefits.
The Vein Institute has clinics in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Canberra and Bowral, and we invite you to call us today on 1300 535 017 to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.