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Are Varicose Veins Always Visible?

The most familiar type of varicose veins is those which appear as bluish, twisted veins bulging out beneath the skin of the legs. While these highly visible vessels are the most common, it is possible to have varicose veins that do not present in this manner. The pain and risks associated with these less visible […]

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Other Health Risks Related to Varicose Veins

Information about varicose veins typically addresses the commonly recognized symptoms such as leg pain, cramps, diminished function, and low blood circulation, however, there are many other health problems believed to be associated with untreated varicose veins. These problems can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health. Following are some serious health problems that […]

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Can Low Energy Be Caused By Vein Problems?

There are a variety of symptoms related to varicose veins. While the appearance of bulging, twisted, and bluish veins at the skin’s surface is the most recognized, it is possible to have varicose veins without this visible feature. That is why it is important to be on the lookout for other possible symptoms, such as […]

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What is Minimally or Non-Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment?

When looking back at medical history, it becomes clear that we are living in the Golden Age of varicose vein treatment. Only in very recent years have the primary treatment methods evolved from major invasive surgery to what is classified as minimally invasive. This is a significant advantage for the health, safety, and recovery of […]

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What Increases My Risk Factors for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

The wide variety of factors that contribute to an increased risk of getting varicose veins and spider veins include genetics, health, and behavior. While you cannot prevent varicose veins there are things you can do to minimize your risk of acquiring the disease. To better understand the factors, it might help to understand the disease. […]

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What Is Venaseal?

The treatment of varicose veins goes back to at least 400 B.C., the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. The pain, discomfort, and unsightly appearance have all been factors in pursuing treatment of the vascular disease which commonly occurs near the surface of the skin in legs. Treatment has evolved greatly over time. What was […]

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Varicose Vein Treatment Options for Men

If you have been hiding unsightly varicose veins or are concerned about swelling in the legs, don’t overlook some treatment options and lifestyle changes that can relieve pain — and even reduce the problem at its source. Here are some of the most effective varicose vein treatment options for men: THE VENASEAL™ CLOSURE SYSTEM One […]

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Preparing For Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose vein problem can be successfully treated using one of the advanced techniques such as VenaSeal or ClosureFast. These techniques avoid the need for aggressive surgery. In any case, a varicose vein treatment will require some preparation beforehand to ensure a safe and effective procedure. CURRENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT The first step in the preparation for […]

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Varicose Veins Symptoms

Varicose veins are a common problem, usually affected women in the age group of 30 to 70. An experienced vein specialist will physically examine the varicose vein symptoms and perform ultrasound based diagnostic tests to determine the full extent of the problem. Varicose veins are larger than spider veins and tend to bulge out of […]

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Do Women Get Varicose Veins More Than Men?

In recognition of Men’s Health Month, here is a medical fact that may be surprising to some. Varicose veins in men are nearly as common and widespread as among women. While percentage estimates vary, the highly regarded Edinburgh Vein Study placed the rate of incidence at 17.4% for women and 15.2% for men aged 18-64. The rates […]

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What is a Board Certified Doctor?

One of the most important questions you can ask when seeking medical treatment would be: Is my doctor board certified? Knowing this answer can help you make informed decisions about your healthcare. Every state requires professional licensing and education to practice medicine. Since the American standards for practicing medicine are high, in general, doctors are legally able […]

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Do Varicose Veins Grow Back?

Can varicose veins come back is a common question. The answer is no, but it does depend on exactly what you mean. Keep reading for further clarification. First, you should understand that varicose veins are not a growth. They are a diseased condition of formerly healthy veins, which facilitate the flow of blood to the heart […]

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