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Conditions You May Experience Resulting From Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. They usually occur on the legs and can be painful. They are a common problem, affecting up to one in three Americans. There is no single cause of varicose veins, and someone who has them usually has…
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Tips for Identifying Severe Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition, affecting an estimated 25 percent of adults in the United States. While most cases of varicose veins are merely a cosmetic issue, these can become severe and even pose a health risk. If you’re…
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Can I Get Rid of Varicose Veins Without Surgery?

Varicose veins are not only a source of embarrassment; they can also cause pain and other distressing symptoms, such as swelling, itching, changes in skin color, and burning in your lower legs. The good news is there are a number of ways you…
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Are Untreated Varicose Veins Life-Threatening?

Varicose veins can form when the valves in the veins that keep blood flowing in the right direction do not work properly. This can cause blood to pool in the veins and make them larger. Before they grow, you may notice more prominent blue or…
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What certifications does a vein surgeon need to have?

A vein surgeon is a specialist in vascular health. They diagnose, treat, and prevent a variety of vein related problems. They employ many conservative and surgical treatments to treat all sorts of conditions ranging from cosmetic issues, like…
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Vein Doctor: Simple Steps to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

While varicose veins are often innocuous, they are downright unattractive, annoying, and in some cases, even painful. The good news is there are things you can do to effectively get rid of them— and it’s not rocket science. Listed below…
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Recovery from Vein Surgery

Plagued by burning or throbbing pain in your legs due to varicose veins? Your vein doctor will likely put you on a six- to twelve-month course of home and conservative treatment. However, if these fail to provide you with adequate relief, your…
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Untreated varicose veins: possible dangers

Varicose veins are veins that twist and bulge under the surface of the skin, usually on the legs. A lot of people dismiss varicose veins as a purely cosmetic issue. However, varicose veins are a much bigger problem. There are uncomfortable symptoms…

What to Expect from Your First Laser Vein Treatment Session

Lasers are now often used instead of knives and scalpels for various medical procedures. Thanks to their ability to target tiny areas of the body, such as problematic veins, a laser is utilized by your vein doctor to get rid of these veins once…

Risks of Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Vein disease encompasses a range of disorders which, over time, may prevent the veins from functioning properly. Some can also cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Varicose veins and spider veins are particularly common vein conditions,…