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Can genetics influence varicose veins?

Varicose veins are a very common condition affecting about 30 percent of the population. These twisted, enlarged blue veins are usually felt under the skin and are very common in the legs.  There are several theories that exist about the development of varicose veins. But the common consensus is that these enlarged veins occur as […]

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Swimming for Healthy Legs

Regular physical activity is usually recommended for those with varicose veins, a condition affecting about 1 in every 4 adults in the United States. While there are several options to choose from, one of the most highly recommended activities by specialists is swimming. Why swimming can be good for those with varicose veins? There are […]

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What You Can Expect After a Varicose Vein Treatment

Topic: What You Can Expect After a Varicose Vein Treatment About 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. Many of them will undergo varicose vein treatment at some point in their lives. At Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville, we are often asked of the following questions pertaining to recovery after varicose vein treatment. Knowing […]

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Men Get Varicose Veins Too

When people think about varicose veins, they may think about older women. It’s not surprising as varicose veins are very common among women and the older population. But did you know that men can have varicose veins too? Men and Varicose Veins About 45 percent of men will experience varicose veins at some point of […]

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Recovery After Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are a common vein condition, but there are still many people who are hesitant to seek treatment. This is especially true for men, and for some women who are uncertain due to a fear of a painful surgery and a long post-operative recovery. While this may be true for traditional vein stripping of […]

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Warmer Weather is Here!

Soon, we will say goodbye to sweaters and boots, and welcome dresses, shorts, and flip flops. If you suffer from varicose veins, summer may be your most dreaded seasons of the year. However, there is no reason to feel self-conscious of your legs anymore! Many treatment options are available to help the symptoms AND the […]

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What to Expect After Vein Treatment

Treating Varicose Veins Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins. In the past, these enlarged veins were usually treated with an invasive and complex procedure called vein stripping. During vein stripping, a small incision is made and a flexible instrument is used to grasp and remove the damaged vein. Procedures like this would typically require […]

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Consequences of Waiting on Surgery to Treat Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are not normally a serious, life threatening issue, but when left untreated, you may be at risk for developing some serious vascular problems in the future. The presence of varicose veins does not mean you will experience a complication, but the longer you wait before seeking evaluation by a board-certified vascular surgeon the […]

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What Is An EVLT Procedure?

Endovenous Laser Therapy, also known as EVLT, is a minimally invasive option for the treatment of varicose veins utilizing heat energy. EVLT is a safe, effective and quick procedure designed to restore natural beauty and healthy function to the legs.  This procedure is best suited for larger varicose veins. To perform an EVLT, the area […]

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