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Vein Treatment & Insurance

Many people believe varicose veins are just a cosmetic problem. This is one reason why those with varicose veins may be hesitant in seeing a vein specialist. While it’s true that most health insurance plans won’t cover treatments for cosmetic procedures, many DO cover treatments for varicose veins, especially if you’re suffering from symptoms associated […]

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Varicose Veins – Men Have Them Too

  Contrary to what many people believe, varicose veins can affect both men and women. Although there is only a slight difference in the prevalence rate of varicose veins between men and women (45 percent of men versus 55 percent of women), it’s usually women who are seen in vein clinics these days. Women are […]

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Cooler Weather Ideal for Vein Treatment

About 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. A common vein disease especially among women, varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. When left unmanaged, they can lead to painful ulcers that can be difficult to treat. Why Cooler Weather is the Best Time for Varicose Vein Treatment During the warmer months, […]

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Vein Treatment Isn’t Scary Anymore

Vein treatment has changed in the past years. Before, patients had only one, painful option – vein stripping. In this procedure, an incision is made just below the damaged vein and a flexible instrument is inserted to grasp and remove the vein. This procedure is no longer widely recommended due to the significant pain and […]

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Are Genetics to Blame?

Varicose veins are a common vascular disease. About a quarter of adults in the United States have them. Patients affected by varicose veins exhibit symptoms as a result of chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where blood flow through your veins is inadequate. Risk factors for varicose veins can be acquired or inherited. Some of the […]

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South Knoxville Man Gets His Legs and His Life Back

Brad Helms, a local worship leader and young father of two, had been suffering from leg pain for nearly twelve years before he finally decided to seek help from the vascular experts at Premier Surgical Vein Clinics in Knoxville. Brad was a high school athlete, and upon graduating, noticed a strange spot that showed up […]

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Dedicated Sclerotherapy Nurse

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from the body tissues back to the heart. They have one-way valves to prevent back-flow, ensuring blood only flows in the direction of the heart. When these valves are damaged, the blood can back up and pool in the veins. This leads to the development of varicose and […]

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Vein Screenings and Treatment

Summertime can be frustrating for people with varicose veins. In the United States, it is estimated that about half of the population have this venous disease. It affects about 50 to 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men. During summer, spider veins and varicose veins can get worse. The intense heat of the […]

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Common Myths About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common venous disease of the legs. Over 30 percent of women and 10 percent of men seek help for these enlarged, swollen veins. Despite this figure, many people still have a lot of misconceptions about varicose veins. These include:   Myth #1: Only elderly people get varicose veins Fact: Although aging […]

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Does Heat Affect Varicose Veins?

Over 35 percent of people in the United States are affected by varicose veins. These are enlarged veins that can be attributed to age-related changes, pregnancy, obesity, and prolonged sitting or standing. Heat and Varicose Veins You may notice that varicose veins appear worse after a long, hot bath and during hot summer days. At […]

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