Venous disease is common to both men and women (20% of men and 40% of women get Venous disease). Why do women suffer more than men with vein problems? For women pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations (namely progesterone) are the biggest culprits. Swelling of the legs, a/k/a edema is more prevalent in men, with superficial thrombophlebitis more likely to affect women.
If you’re lucky enough to have remained unscathed by any type of venous disease thus far in your life, just wait a little longer. People in their 70s are twice as likely to have venous disease as those in their 40s. A lifetime of activities like heavy lifting, coughing, even straining to have a bowel movement, all contribute to pressure on leg veins. A sedentary life style, obesity and a diet high in fat are all contributing factors to venous issues, because a fatty diet and lack of exercise decrease the efficiency of blood flow through large leg veins, thus increasing the likelihood of developing varicose veins or spider veins.
Recent history has seen much new advancement in the world of medical technology, which has lead to a variety of new treatments and techniques for a host of conditions. There have been many new developments for the treatment of varicose veins. Varicose veins are an extremely common condition, with some studies showing that up to half of adult women and many men will experience them at some point. There are many factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins such as genetic predisposition or lifestyle choices such as professions that require standing for long periods of time. In the past, the only options for removing varicose veins were invasive, surgical-type procedures. Those days are gone; modern medicine has developed a number of minimally invasive and nonsurgical options for the removal of varicose veins. Venefit in New Jersey is one of the more popular nonsurgical options for a few reasons. Many patients like the fact that the procedure requires very little recovery time. It has also become quite popular because it carries very few risks and also has little chance of leaving patients with scars after they have healed. Continue reading