Venous Insufficiency in Men
Vein disease is mostly thought of as a problem for women, but venous insufficiency and varicose veins affect a large amount of the male population. In fact, by the age of 50, nearly 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men have significant leg vein problems. Sometimes, symptoms are ignored or dismissed as an unrelated health issue. Varicose veins can have painful symptoms and until treatment is sought out, symptoms will progress. These symptoms include leg pain, leg heaviness, muscle cramps, fatigue and swelling and varicose veins.
Venous Insufficiency in Men
Varicose veins appear as large swollen, bulging, purple and blue veins. This condition can be an indicator of a more serious underlying health problem that will only be detected with a thorough physical exam including a doppler ultrasound of the affected leg(s). When symptoms are left to progress, your legs can be overcome with aching, swelling, dryness of the skin, itchiness and the skin can even give way to an ulcer.
Venous insufficiency occurs in both genders and from all walks of life, but becomes more common with increased age. Vein valves weaken with time allowing blood to flow backward and expand leg veins beyond capacity. Venous insufficiency will progress unless treatment is sought. Compression stockings and certain lifestyle changes such as exercising or regularly elevating your legs can temporarily improve your symptoms but will not eradicate the underlying cause.
Men with occupations that require extended periods of time standing or sitting are more susceptible to venous insufficiency, as well as men that travel often for work or otherwise. Long hours spent driving or flying can negatively affect circulation by restricting blood flow. A history of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the vein can also damage the valves and lead to chronic venous insufficiency. Smoking, is another risk factor because of the strain it puts on blood cells and vein valves. Also, men who have rigorous workout routines that include heavy weight lifting can be at risk of developing varicosities. One of the biggest factors, and the most unavoidable, is the genetic risk factor. Simply, if you have a parent or grandparent who had venous insufficiency or varicose veins, your chance of developing the condition greatly increases.
Treatment Options in Las Vegas
Here at Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas we can help you with any of your vein related needs. We can diagnose your vein problems and discuss available treatment options with you. Our physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh, treats patients of all ages and gender and helps them find relief from the pain and discomfort that comes with venous insufficiency.
Our minimally invasive treatments can get you back to your regular routine in very little time and are covered by most insurance plans. Don’t let misconceptions about the condition prevent you from obtaining relief. If you suspect you may be suffering from venous insufficiency, let us help you stop this progressive disease in its tracks. Call Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas today at 702-430- 7661 to set up an appointment at our conveniently located office!
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