Varicose veins in men: myth or reality

One of the most common vascular diseases is varicose veins.

Varicose veins are a disease of the veins in which their walls become thinner, the lumen widens, and "aciniform" changes occur in the trunk veins.

If the disease is not treated, varicose veins gradually lead to chronic venous insufficiency, which, in turn, has more serious consequences: the development of thrombophlebitis and trophic ulcers.

The head of the phlebology department, phlebologist, vascular surgeon, expert in ultrasound diagnostics of veins talks about varicose veins in men: "In society, the myth is widespread that varicose veins are a disease of women. However, this is far from the case, with every fifth man showing certain signs of the disease.

Varicose veins in men are heavier than in women and not only appear on the legs, but also spread to the vessels of the spermatic cord (varicocele). This can affect sex life and even lead to infertility. "

The causes of varicose veins areHereditary factor and genetic predisposition to weak connective tissue, violation of the skeletal function of the vein walls.

"The cause of varicose veins in men is indeed genetic. But there are triggers that can trigger the process. These include:

  • sedentary lifestyle;
  • long-term driving;
  • heavy physical activity;
  • Obesity;
  • physical work, during which a person is forced to stand for a long time;
  • early visit to the doctor. "

The development of the disease is also influenced by factors such as obesity (increased intra-abdominal pressure leads to varicose veins), chronic constipation, poor nutrition, congenital weakness of the vascular walls, leg injuries, weight training, inflammatory diseases of the reproductive system, age, etc.

The symptoms of varicose veins in men are:

  • vascular "asterisks";
  • Dilation of the saphenous veins;
  • Pain in the legs;
  • the formation of bruises after the slightest bruise;
  • Swelling of the legs in the evening, feeling of heaviness, tiredness, tiredness of the legs, cramps in the lower leg muscles at night.

Treatment of varicose veins in men

Treatment for a man with varicose veins complicated by thrombophlebitis

Methods of treatment for venous pathologies depend on the stage of development of the disease. In the earliest stages, venotonics, compression garments, and other means are used.

In the advanced stages of the disease, varicose veins can only be cured by removing the changed vein. This can be done through minimally invasive operations - intravascular laser coagulation of veins, miniflebectomy, and sclerotherapy.

Laser treatmentIs a high-tech method of treating varicose veins in which a thin radial light guide is inserted into the affected vessel under ultrasound guidance. The procedure is carried out through a single puncture of the skin; with laser exposure, the radiation only affects the inner wall of the vessel and the vein is soldered. Such a vein then simply becomes a cord of connective tissue, which disappears without a trace over time. Local anesthesia will be used during this operation. Compared to a surgical procedure, this procedure has a number of advantages: The laser does not damage the skin and guarantees a high aesthetic effect. Laser treatment of varicose veins is also effective in advanced forms of the disease. Intravascular procedures do not require hospitalization, general anesthesia, and you will be immediately returned to normal life.

MiniflebectomyIs the elimination of varicose veinsThe result of aesthetic sclerotherapy in a manTruncal veins underwent minor trauma surgery. During the operation, varicose veins are removed using micropunctions on the skin that do not have to be sutured. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia along the altered veins. After the miniflebectomy, the blood flow is normalized and redistributed to healthy veins. Traces of micropunctions become completely invisible over time.

Sclerotherapy- a method of treating varicose veins without surgery. During this procedure, special preparations are injected into the damaged vein, which glue the canal walls together, resulting in complete resorption of the affected area. The procedure is painless, after which it is necessary to wear compression underwear and walk for an hour. Sclerotherapy does not require anesthesia and does not leave scars or scars.

Aesthetic sclerotherapyis an injection procedure using microneedles and a special sclerosing solution that is injected into the intradermally dilated vessels ("vascular networks"). The procedure promotes sharp narrowing, adhesion and gradual resorption of the dilated vessel. Depending on the scope of the procedure, several procedures are possibleThe vascular networks gradually disappear, which leads to a good aesthetic effect.