Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on spider veins

Frequently asked questions

Do men also get spider veins?

Yes, up to 58% of men suffer from spider veins. Even though women are at greater risk because of pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations, spider veins and varicose veins do not stop short of men. Men, in fact, are more often affected by the complications of varicose disease than women, e.g. skin changes, venous leg ulcers, and even deep vein thrombosis. This is probably due to the simple fact that men generally seek medical attention far less than women do. In addition, men tend to take less notice of varicose veins and wait much longer before going to the doctor. Surveys have shown that more than half of the men questioned consider the condition unimportant or have not even noticed it at all. In contrast, more than 90% of women take the problem seriously and seek treatment. Less than 1 man in 5 is bothered by the appearance of the varicose veins, whereas nearly all female patients see them as an aesthetic blemish.

But all this is now basically changing. More and more men are going to the doctor because they find their varicose veins and spider veins cosmetically unacceptable and want to get rid of them.