This month is Men’s Health Month, so we’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the relationship between men and vein disorders. Although women are more likely to suffer from varicose veins, men are still susceptible to vein disorders. They experience the same discomfort and pain from varicose veins, and treatments are just as available for men.
For the sake of their health, it’s important for men to adhere to a health checklist to make sure that age specific tests and exams are being completed. Staying healthy as you age requires diligence. Varicose veins, spider veins, and hemorrhoids are increasingly common as you age, so treating these issues as soon as they’re discovered (and not after they’ve become a more serious problem) is crucial. Here’s a checklist that men can use to keep their health in check.
Varicose and spider veins in women are at least partially a result of female hormones, especially during pregnancy. But, the main factor in varicose vein development is heredity, so men are still likely to develop these disorders, especially when they have occupations that involve prolonged sitting or standing, obesity or trauma.
Because varicose and spider veins are more common in women, some men may not realize that they even have the option for treatment. Rest assured, men have nothing to feel embarrassed about when it comes to vein disorders, and you don’t have to put off treating painful varicose veins or hemorrhoids for any reason. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our team at the Vein Institute of Connecticut.