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Is Your Job Making Your Varicose Veins Worse?

Your occupation may be a factor in the development of varicose veins. If you are standing or sitting in one position for long periods of time, then the blood in your legs can pool, putting stress on the veins. When a valve becomes blocked or weakened, it can lead to the painful, ropy, veins we […]

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5 Tips To Help With Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

As if you need to add one more thing to the list of changes your body may experiences during pregnancy –there’s varicose veins. You’ve seen them–even if you don’t have them–those twisted, bulging, swollen veins on the legs. While not pretty, they are usually harmless. However, varicose veins can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as swelling, […]

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Do Athletes Get Varicose Veins?

  The physicians at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville have one answer when asked if athletes can get varicose veins — “Yes!” In fact, we’ve treated tennis players, runners, cyclists and hikers for varicose veins and they commonly ask why they have varicose veins if they’re healthy and active. It’s a good question. It helps […]

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Varicose Veins Aren’t Just A Female Thing—Men Get Them Too

Sorry men, you can’t escape genetics. Although many people mistakenly associate varicose veins as a middle-to-older age women’s condition, anyone can develop varicose veins. The National Institute of Health estimates that over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men in the US are affected by varicose veins in their legs or feet. While it’s […]

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Does Summer Heat Make Varicose Vein Symptoms Worse?

At Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville, we realize the warm summer months can pose a problem for our patients who suffer from varicose veins. For some, the concern is cosmetic — embarrassment about ropey, bulging veins in their legs causes many people to wear long pants or skirts even as the temperatures soar. But for […]

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What No One Tells You About Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

As if you need to add one more thing to the list of changes your body may experiences during pregnancy – there’s varicose veins. You’ve seen them – even if you don’t have them – those twisted, bulging, swollen veins most often found on the legs. They are far from pretty but the good news […]

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The Secret of Diet and Varicose Veins

Veins are responsible for transporting blood throughout the body and ultimately returning blood to home base, the heart. These veins have one-way valves to keep blood flowing in the right direction and prevent any backflow or pooling of the blood. When these vein valves become weakened, it becomes more difficult for blood to be pumped […]

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