Most men don’t have a doctor’s appointment on top of their priority list. You probably can’t remember the last time you’ve been in a doctor’s office. Especially if you don’t have any health concerns troubling you or symptoms you consider serious.

There is a health condition lots of men should pay attention to that probably hasn’t crossed your mind. We’re talking about varicose veins. And they are not just a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins are often painful and if left untreated, they can lead to other medical conditions or complications.

So don’t ignore the symptoms, no matter how minor they seem to you. You may need a laser treatment in Beverly Hills before you know it.

Why do men get varicose veins?

Studies have shown that women are more prone to developing varicose veins than men. However, it’s not just women who get them. Up to 45 percent of men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lifetime. And the risk increases with age. More than 40 percent of men in their seventies suffer from varicose veins.

You may be under the impression that being in great physical shape will keep you from getting them. An active lifestyle and regular exercise can indeed ease the symptoms of varicose veins. Unfortunately, exercise cannot overpower the number one cause of varicose veins: heredity. Approximately half of all people affected by varicose veins have a family history of them.

Factors like inactivity, obesity, prolonged standing and sitting all increase the risk of venous disease. That risk includes blood clots, varicose veins in the legs, and even testicular varicose veins. Sometimes, a history of blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or an injury in a deep leg vein may cause varicose veins, as well.

How do varicose veins happen?

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, abnormally thick, and twisted veins. They often occur in the legs but can appear in other parts of the body. As in women, a vein condition in men is often the result of a failure in the circulatory system’s valves.

There are valves in your veins which regulate the blood flow. If the valves don’t function properly, blood collects in the section of the veins below the valve, adding pressure to the valve wall.  Over time, this pressure can cause your veins to enlarge, weaken and stretch out of shape.

What are the symptoms?

Men have the same symptoms like women: leg heaviness, tiredness, swelling, pain, and muscle cramps. On the other hand, men are less likely to seek medical treatment and laser treatment Beverly Hills.

Keep in mind that without treatment, varicose veins will progress over time. If you have a ropey, bulge, and discolored vein and are experiencing pain, swelling, tingling, and itching, this could be the sign that you have varicose veins. The pain will get worse while you’re standing, you won’t enjoy taking a walk like you used to, and your restless legs will keep you awake at night.

Get the best laser treatment Beverly Hills can offer

The treatments for men are the same as for women and just as effective. Which one will give you the best results depends on multiple factors. We at Beverly Hills Vein Institute specialize in non-surgical treatments for vein problems.

We use Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) and Microphlebectomy for varicose vein removal, as well as Sclerotherapy for spider vein and varicose vein removal. To find out which one is best for you, call us at 1 (310) 853 – 5850 and schedule an appointment.

After a thorough examination, the doctor will present you with your laser treatment Beverly Hills options, and guide you through the procedure and recovery. With proper treatment, you’ll soon be able to get back to those activities you have been avoiding.