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Men Have Varicose Veins, Too

At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, with offices in Traverse City and Cadillac, Dr. Brian Heeringa and his team of dedicated and experienced physicians can diagnose and treat a number of vein conditions and disorders from varicose veins to peripheral venous disease to venous ulcers. After treating patients locally since 2008, he decided to dedicate his care exclusively to the treatment of venous disorders in 2016.

            He states, “Men often don’t seek treatment for bulging veins in their feet or legs, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an issue. Nearly 50 percent of men suffer from varicose veins, and the symptoms can be just as impactful as with women. Men should be just as vigilant when it comes to taking care of their circulatory systems. There are numerous signs of vascular disease that you should be aware of to avoid future complications. Various arterial conditions and diseases can affect the vascular system, resulting in vascular disease, which occurs when blood vessels become smaller and slow down or stop the normal flow of blood through the body.”


Main office: 880 Munson Ave., Ste. A, Traverse City; satellite location, 440 Cobb St., Cadillac. For appointments, a free screening or more information, call 231-946-1488 or visit