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Men & Varicose Veins

Contrary to what you might think, varicose veins aren’t gender specific. Men can, and do, experience varicose veins. In fact, as many as 56% of men suffer from varicose veins.1 The risk of developing them increase as you get older, but varicose veins can occur at any age. Rather than thinking that it’s a woman’s, it’s time that men start to understand the importance of identifying and treating varicose veins.

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Is it Dangerous to Have Varicose Veins?

Many people who experience varicose veins are uncomfortable simply because of how they look. However, there’s more to varicose veins than meets the eye. Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, they can actually be very dangerous to your health. Untreated varicose veins can cause a number of problems ranging from a minor annoyance to a potentially fatal incident.

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Does Being Overweight Cause Varicose Veins?

Despite the movements for body positivity and self-love, being overweight is still dangerous to your health. Over time, your risks for diseases and chronic illnesses increase, including the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins develop when the lining and valves of veins are weakened over time. This can happen to anyone, but the more weight you carry, the more at risk you are and the more severe your symptoms may be.

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Choosing  the  Right  Doctor

 Choosing  the  right  Doctor  to  treat  your  veins  can  be  a  challenge,  especially  because  the   contemporary  treatment  of  vein  disease  is  quite  different  than  what  was  done  even  as   recently  as  10  years  ago.  This  is  due,  in  part,  to  the  recent  U.S.  Board  Certified  medical   specialty  called  Phlebology,  which  focuses  solely  on  the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  vein   disease.  While  many  physicians  offer  medical  services  relating  to  vein  disease,  only  a  few   are  Board  Certified  Phlebologists,  a  specialty  that  has  existed  only  since  2008.   In  addition,  the  modern  practice  of  vein  medicine  requires  mastery  of  specific   medical  technology.  Again  the  best  practitioners are Certified; this time in Ultrasonography.

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Are vein Treatments  too expensive to consider?

As cosmetic procedures are generally not covered by insurance and thus an out-of-pocket expense. However, because vein disease is real disease most of the cost is covered by insurance.  Additionally, it is common (25% of the time) for patients to come in for cosmetic procedures like spider vein removal and discover that they have underlying vein disease.  If this happen, then insurance covers it all.

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