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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Varicose Veins in Men: You're Not Alone

Most people believe varicose veins are a "women's problem" - so it might surprise you to learn that even strapping, muscular football players run the risk of developing varicose veins! In fact, according to the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk just underwent a varicose vein procedure to treat painful veins.

Varicose veins occur because the the downward push of gravity overwhelms the ability of the veins to push blood up the leg. Some men, often due to heredity, have a predisposition to developing these large surface veins. Common symptoms include aching, throbbing, heaviness, restless legs and leg swelling.

At Capitol Vein & Laser Centers, about 20% of our patients are men, and many have suffered serious health issues related to untreated venous disease - including several with highly discolored lower legs and open sores resulting from their long history of varicose veins (this is known as C6 disease in the CEAP classification). Treatment of the veins before complications occur can lead to much better outcomes and fewer permanent problems.

Fortunately, varicose vein treatment with Venefit (formerly known as VNUS Closure) is a very low risk and highly effective therapy that eliminates the problematic veins, allowing restoration of normal circulation. Occasionally, microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy is needed to complete treatment. Many of these procedures are covered by your health insurance, as untreated venous disease can have long-term medical consequences.

Don't be afraid to seek expert advice on your varicose veins and their impact on your long term leg health. Either Dr. Rosenberg or Dr. McNeill will be happy to perform a free vein evaluation at one of our Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia offices.


vein treatment slc said...

It is really good to seek an expert advice for this kind of condition instead of seeking alternative treatments that can be harmful to your health.

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