Moncton Vein Clinic Treatment

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

100 Arden St. (Suite 105)

Moncton, NB   E1C 4B7


Are Varicose Veins common in men?

Although women are more commonly affected by varicose veins; vein problems like spider veins and varicose veins affect millions of men in North America each year.

It is not uncommon for men to delay going to a doctor, and even when they seek medical attention, to be reluctant to ask about “minor” problems like varicose vein, spider veins, and leg swelling. Men’s clothing can easily hide unsightly veins and pants can easily cover the knees, calf, and ankle areas and quite often men downplay their vein problems. 

What causes the
varicose veins in men?

In general, varicose veins occur when the pressure inside a vein is increased and this is commonly caused by an underlying condition called venous reflux, where the valve leaflets within the vein do not work properly. Venous reflux most commonly affects the Great Saphenous Vein (which runs from the inner ankle to the groin) and Small Saphenous Vein (which runs from the outer ankle to behind the knee), and results in a build-up of back-pressure inside the vein. This increased pressure, in turn, gets transmitted to the vein branches and sub-branches in the lower leg that can cause varicose veins.

Many men who have varicose veins report that one parent (sometimes both) has had issues with varicose veins. People who have a family history of varicose veins are more likely to get varicose veins. Other risk factors for varicose veins include increasing age, jobs that involve prolonged standing, and being overweight.

Are varicose veins painful?

Some patients report significant pain and discomfort, whereas others report no symptoms. If pain, tenderness, or discomfort is present, this is thought to be due to stretching of the vein wall, sometimes exacerbated by flare-ups of inflammation (referred to as “phlebitis”). If you get phlebitis in a superficial vein this is normally not a serious or concerning condition, but there may be pain, redness and tenderness in the skin overlying the

What treatment options are available to men with varicose veins?

The great news about vein problems is there’s a wide range of low-risk, office based treatments that can help. Quite often the results are dramatic, eliminating symptoms and improving the appearance of the legs. Non-procedural options include:
  • elevating the legs
  • adopting a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and lose weight for obese patients
  • using compression stockings (compression hose can reduce leg swelling and help provide symptom relief)

Advancements in medical technology have allowed vein procedures to become “walk-in, walk-out”.

Vein procedures are now routinely performed in the doctor’s office, and no longer require a trip to the hospital or a surgery center.

Recovery from vein procedures is surprisingly quick, and many people return to work the next day. Such procedures include:

  • Venaseal treatment (place hyperlink)
  • Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy. (place hyperlink)

If you’re a man suffering from heavy, achy legs, or if you have visible or painful varicose veins you’d like to be treated, contact us today.

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Moncton Vein Clinic
Dr. Christos Lioupis

100 Arden Street (Suite 105)
Moncton, NB E1C4B7