Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

Do men also get varicose veins?

Yes, men suffer from varicose veins, too. Even though women are somewhat more at risk, spider veins and varicose veins do not stop short of men.

In Germany, some 34% of women and 28% of men have varicose veins, so there is not actually a very great difference.

Although vein disease can give rise to severe complications, men are still showing little willingness to have treatment for their varicose veins. It is well known that men generally seek medical attention less often than women. It is therefore not surprising that there are certain differences between the sexes concerning venous diseases. Men, de facto, undergo therapeutic procedures less than half as frequently as women. And even those who do seek treatment wait much longer to see a doctor, so that the disease is already far more advanced by the time they go . Men often do not attach much significance to varicose disease. They consider the changes unimportant, are not bothered by them, or fail to notice them at all – despite the fact that varicose veins are easy enough to recognise, even for non-professionals. Women, on the other hand, usually take the problem seriously and seek treatment. Men often do not visit the doctor until forced to do so by their wife or partner – regardless of the existence of effective, safe, and minimally invasive methods to treat varicose veins.