5 Reasons Dad Needs to Take Care of His Varicose Veins
You know your mom suffers from varicose veins because you have heard her talk about the pain, swelling and unsightly appearance many times. Your dad has never mentioned the condition, leading you to think varicose veins are restricted to the female set. Unfortunately, this common misconception tends to keep men from seeking treatment when those bulging veins do start to make an appearance. Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan has five good reasons Dad needs to take care of his varicose veins just like Mom.
Men often think varicose veins are something that occurs to little blue-haired ladies with walkers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Varicose veins can happen to anyone, young and old, active and sedentary, male and female. In fact, as many as 40-50 percent of men will sport at least a couple of those protruding vessels by the time they hit their 50s. Once you decide you are not immune to the condition, you will likely be more open to seeking treatment when the visible veins do start to form.
There is no doubt about it; varicose veins are unsightly whether you are a man or woman. Those swollen, protruding vessels can put a serious damper on your appearance and your self-confidence, making you shun shorts and bathing suits throughout the summer season. When varicose veins affect your ability to enjoy social events due to self-consciousness about your appearance, there are easy solutions to eliminate the veins and enhance your look.
Swollen veins can also cause painful symptoms if they are left unchecked. If you start to notice pain and heaviness in your legs, especially after long periods of sitting and standing, those symptoms may be related to your varicose veins. If you don’t treat them, the symptoms could get worse, interfering with your daily activities. In addition, other complications could arise.
As venous insufficiency progresses, the increased pressure inside the vessels can cause more major issues than mild pain and swelling by the end of the day. You may begin to notice changes to your skin as the pressure causes fluid and blood to seep out of the enlarged vessels into surrounding tissue. As this occurs, skin can become brown, leathery and tight. If you injure the affected area, even with the smallest nick, it can quickly expand into a large, gaping ulceration known as a venous ulcer. These wounds can be difficult to treat and have a high recurrence rate, so it is best to address the varicose veins before these complications arise.
Men and many women hesitate to seek treatment for varicose veins, even when the veins are symptomatic because they assume the treatment is worse than the condition. In the past, this was often true as surgical procedures to remove varicose veins required a hospital stay and an extended recovery process. However, today’s treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and involve minimal discomfort and almost no downtime in most cases. Dr. Lev offers a variety of state-of-the-art treatments at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan so that he can tailor procedures to the unique needs of each of his patients.
UCosmetic embarrassment and physical pain are common byproducts of varicose veins, but you don’t have to accept this condition and the side effects. Contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan today at 212-204-6501 to find out how we can help you say goodbye to your varicose veins for good.