Men can also suffer from varicose veins and we often forget that. Men can get them through genetics or if they have a job that involves long periods of standing or sitting they are at greater risk. The best way to prevent getting varicose veins is to stay active to keep the blood flow going. Men who do not get enough physical activity and have poor vascular health, they tend to suffer from varicose veins. Frequent leg swelling, cramping, itchiness, dry skin, and reduced range of motion are some of the most common symptoms of varicose veins.
Varicose Vein Treatments For Men
The treatment plan for men is the same for women. Though, men tend to seek medical help due to discomfort or affected mobility as opposed to women who usually seek help for physical appearance reasons. Mild symptoms can be cured by simply elevating the leg or wearing compression stockings. Severe symptoms will need a more advanced treatment plan such as the VeinGogh, Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), and Ambulatory Phlebectomy (“the hook”) procedures.
- VeinGogh treatment uses Ohmic Thermolysis to treat severe spider veins all over the body. Ohmic Thermolysis is a technology that uses micro-sized probes to deliver high-frequency bursts of electrical energy to a specific vessel. This coagulates the blood and collapses the vessel’s wall all while leaving the outer layer of the skin looking untouched.
- EVLT is a fast, virtually painless, little recovery, and highly effective source of treatment for people suffering from varicose veins and/or vein reflux disease. Using the duplex ultrasound device to map out the positioning of a specific vein and applying anesthetics, a catheter is inserted inside the vein. A laser fiber is then released through the catheter and when activated it emits radial energy that closes the vein’s walls from the inside causing the branch veins to shrink.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy, known as “hook” phlebectomy is a non-invasive varicose vein removal procedure. This procedure involves micro-extraction hooks used to remove varicose veins through a tiny incision.
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