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A man with varicose veins putting on a compression sock.

Varicose Veins in Men: Symptoms and Treatment

When it comes to home-related issues, there is nothing more frustrating than plumbing problems. An unnoticed leaking pipe can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home, possibly making it unlivable. This is why plumbing is one of the professions with the highest pay.  Your vascular system, or the veins throughout your body, is […]

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Close-up of legs with deep vein thrombosis and medical illustration showing affected veins.

What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, typically occurring in the legs. The clot can cause pain, swelling, or no symptoms at all. While a DVT isn’t always life-threatening, it’s essential to receive medical treatment as soon as possible to prevent any complications. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Explained […]

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Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

You’re ready to get your varicose veins treated but are concerned about the cost. Before you make an appointment, you may want to know if varicose vein treatment is covered by insurance. How much will your insurance plan cover, and how much will you pay out-of-pocket? And if it isn’t covered, how much does varicose […]

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A pair of vascular surgeons performing surgery on a patient's leg with a vascular related issue.

What Is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon specializes in treating disorders of the vascular system, which includes the blood vessels, arteries, and veins throughout your body. If you experience symptoms like pain, swelling, or numbness in your legs and arms, it may be time to consider a consultation with a vascular surgeon.  Understanding the Role of a Vascular Surgeon […]

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A woman touching her legs with varicose veins in a bedroom.

When Should I Start to Worry About Varicose Veins?

If you have varicose veins or experience symptoms like heaviness, cramping, itching, or leg pain, you may wonder when to worry about varicose veins. Are varicose veins harmful? What are the risks of varicose veins that you should worry about?  Managing varicose veins proactively is one of the best ways to prevent complications. Here’s what […]

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A man holding his leg with a ruptured varicose vein.

Ruptured Varicose Veins: Causes and Treatment

Often, those with varicose veins complain about their appearance. But veins can be more than just cosmetic. Occasionally, varicose veins can burst. While a burst varicose vein is not necessarily a medical emergency, you do need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to help resolve the issue and prevent it from getting worse. […]

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A vascular surgeon using a medical device on a patient with varicose veins.

What Kind of Doctor Treats Varicose Veins?

When you have varicose veins and are thinking about treatment, one of your first questions will probably be what kind of doctor treats varicose veins. This is important to know as there are plenty of choices to consider.  However, when it comes to the best varicose vein doctor, you’ll want to choose a vascular surgeon. […]

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Legs and feet of a family of three.

Are Varicose Veins Genetic or Hereditary?

Your grandma gave the best hugs and always made the most delicious apple pie. She had so many good qualities you remember about her, but you might also remember the purple and blue varicose veins that covered her legs. A question on your mind might be, if your grandmother and mother had varicose veins, would […]

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A doctor's hands holding a pen and a vial of blood.

Can Varicose Veins Cause Blood Clots?

The flow of blood throughout the body is an essential and delicate system responsible for nourishing tissues from head to toe. Any threat to regular blood flow has the potential to disrupt normal activities, cause pain, or create critical health issues. While varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins resulting from malfunctioning vein valves, blood clots […]

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A woman sitting on a bed and touching her legs that have varicose veins.

What Are the Stages Of Varicose Veins and Vein Disease?

Varicose veins are known as being unsightly, often bulging veins that may be blue or purple, and are often located in the lower extremities. While sometimes they’re just a cosmetic complaint, varicose veins can become uncomfortable and even painful. For some, they can eventually have more serious consequences that require medical attention.  How do varicose […]

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How to Prevent Varicose Veins: Tips and Expectations

While you can’t change the genetic factors that predispose you to have varicose veins, there are many actions you can take that can help prevent existing varicose veins from getting worse. To motivate you, the same lifestyle habits that can help prevent varicose veins will improve your health in a variety of other ways.  What […]

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A person touching their leg that has spider veins.

Do Spider Veins Go Away on Their Own?

If you have purple, red, or blue spider veins on your legs or other parts of your body, you may hope they go away on their own. But is it possible for them to heal over time? Can spider veins go away on their own? Or do you need treatment? There are some ways to […]

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