Tan? Buff? Athletic? Male? You can be all of those things and have vein disease. Yes, it is an inherited disease passed down through generations.
Every year when it is warm enough for shorts, 25 million Americans, including men, have to face those bulging veins. These veins are accepted by some seniors over 65 as a “natural part of aging,” but that is not true! Despite vigorous lifestyles and sports, 20% of all males have to face those varicose veins that look like giant grape clusters or purple swollen ankles. Maintaining your weight and daily exercise can improve your calf muscle pump and can slow down the progression of the disease for a bit longer, but won’t stop it completely. Weight lifting is great for bones and muscles but can aggravate vein disease. The culprit is the saphenous vein that runs from the groin to the ankle. This vein is supposed to return de-oxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. Valves inside the vein fail to close properly: this is the cause of swollen ankles, skin discoloration, cramping, itching, restless legs and even a more dangerous problem: deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This can be life threatening and should not be overlooked.
Fortunately, new minimally invasive procedures done in a doctor’s office, not a hospital, can promise better relief with less distress than previously feared. Quick recovery back to full exercise regimens, have encouraged more male and female athletes to have varicose vein treatment. Men and women do not have to tolerate bulging veins, restless legs, itching, and/or night cramps caused by vein disease any longer.
Call Morrison Vein Institute today to set up your consultation!