Do men get the spider and varicose veins?

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While women experience vein problems at a rate 15-20 times higher than men, men are more likely than women to suffer from the discomfort of large problem veins. When traditional surgical ligation and stripping was the only treatment option for patients with large vein problems, the gender breakdown of people pursuing surgery remained around 20 to 1 (women to men). Now that new minimally invasive procedures like Endovenous Laser Ablation, aka Endolaser EVLA, EVLT are available, men are opting for large vein procedures more often.