Are Spider and Varicose Veins a Condition that Only Affects Women?

Women are up to twenty times more likely to suffer from varicose or spider veins in their life time, but when men develop the condition, it is often far more painful. Traditionally, only surgical procedures such as ligation and stripping were available as treatment options, but as newer, less invasive procedures, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation, have been made possible, more men are seeking treatment for venous conditions.