Jersey Shore Vein Doctor: “Guys, You Don’t Have to Put Up with Varicose Veins, Either”
OK guys, this article is for you. If you’re like most men I’ve talked to in the course of offering the best vein disease treatment in Monmouth County, you probably think that varicose veins are 1) a “women’s disease” that doesn’t affect men, and 2) not a big deal if it does, because varicose veins are “just a cosmetic issue.” Right? Well, if you think this, you’d be WRONG on both counts.
Not only is it possible for men to get varicose veins, 42% of you will get them
That’s right — an estimated 42% of men will develop varicose veins by the time they reach 60. So the myth that varicose veins affect only women is completely wrong. Not only that, men who do develop varicose veins learn very quickly that they are anything BUT “just cosmetic.” They can lead to chronically swollen legs so tired and weak that you can’t walk or stand for more than a few minutes.
The risk factors for varicose veins are about the same for men and women
Women DO get varicose veins more often than men because pregnancy, childbirth, and drugs like birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy all increase their odds of developing vein disease. But most of the other vein disease risk factors are about the same. You’re more likely to get varicose veins if you’re over 50, and you’re much more likely to get them if one or both of your parents had them. In addition, you have a higher risk of getting varicose veins if you’re overweight, if you don’t get enough exercise, and if you smoke cigarettes, and these risk factors are as prevalent among men as they are among women.
So men will continue to develop varicose veins, and at only slightly reduced rates as women. The big difference, however, is that women are more likely to actually receive treatment for their varicose veins than men are. One reason for this is that men can hide their condition more easily than women can. What they can’t hide are the side effects of varicose veins.
So what happens to men who hide their varicose veins instead of visiting a Jersey Shore vein doctor?
In three words, they get worse. Varicose veins don’t just go away or “get better on their own.” Instead, they often become infected and develop leg ulcers that turn your legs into literally a bloody mess. Sadly, this happens to men more often than it does women, because women are given more information about modern vein disease treatment than men are, and get the treatment they need.
So if you’re a guy and you’ve noticed a few varicose veins on your legs, DON’T “be a guy” and try to “tough it out.” That’s going to backfire on you. Instead, pick up your phone and call the best vein doctor in Monmouth County at 732–403–3899 and arrange for a consultation. You’ll be happy you did.
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