June is not only the month Father’s day falls under but also Men’s Health Month. An entire month that is dedicated to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of preventable health issues. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Encouraging the youth, adult, and elderly of today to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for not only disease but also injury.
We have found in our years of medical treatment at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center that men, just like women, are also susceptible to varicose veins. Although varicose veins are up to three times more common in women than men, they still affect many of the male population all over the world. In fact, over 40 million people in the United States are affected by varicose veins regardless of their sex. Luckily, there are many ways to help prevent and treat this common condition – in men and women alike.
Tip #1 – Get Exercising
Being sedentary is not only bad for your veins but can also lead to many other health problems. It is important for both your vein health and overall health to add some form of daily activity to your health regimen. A 30-minute walk or leisurely swim are a couple of great workouts to try. Read our Varicose Vein Pain During Exercise blog for more about low impact exercises and helpful tips.
Tip #2 – Improve Your Circulation
Work toward improving the health of your entire circulatory system. Simple stretches after long periods of sitting or standing and good postural habits such as not crossing your legs when sitting can help support better vein function and improve circulation. Also, it is important to quit smoking and using other harmful tobacco products, all of which can cause harm to one’s health.
Tip #3 – Eat and Drink Healthy
What you eat or drink has lasting effects on the human body. Keep hydrated and choose water instead of sugar-filled drinks. Also, it is important to keep an eye on your sodium intake and try to steer clear of salty food. Eat more fruits and vegetables high in fiber, vitamin C and rutin such as berries and asparagus, which are great for vein, circulatory and overall health.
Tip #4 – Get Treatment
In some cases, varicose veins can be a sign of other more threatening health issues and it is important to let your medical provider know. Talk to your doctor or a medical professional about treatments to consider. When it comes to getting rid of varicose and spider veins for good, there are two non-surgical options in particular that provide the best results: Sclerotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation. Both procedures are non-surgical and allow patients to return to normal activities quickly.
Men’s Health Network, who maintains Men’s Health Month, explains there is an ongoing, increasing, and predominantly silent crisis in the health and well-being of men. Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and culturally induced behavior patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well-being are deteriorating steadily.
At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center we hope to spread awareness to this issue and are sensitive to the crisis. When it comes to treating varicose veins and spider veins in men it is important to understand that there is no true one-size-fits-all solution, but we can ensure that you will find relief with any of our minimally invasive procedures that best suit your needs. We work with each individual patient to diagnose and uncover the source of the superficial venous insufficiency problem.
Give us a call or schedule your consultation online today. Complimentary first-time visits are available. Mention “Men’s Health Month” and ask for details.
Men’s Health Month.org is maintained by Men’s Health Network, a non-profit educational organization specifically focused on improving the health and well being of men, boys, and their families. Learn what activities you can participate in to support men, boys, and families.