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Can Varicose Veins Affect My Sleep?

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Varicose veins have been associated with a number of symptoms that can affect your daily life on a regular basis. Many of these common symptoms of vein disease include: leg swelling or cramps, pain, skin discoloration and rashes near the ankles, and of course large bulging veins. The trouble with many of these symptoms, much like the disease itself, is that the onset of the symptoms are gradual as the disease progresses. Therefore, many people often do not always associate varicose veins as the cause for the discomfort and pain.

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Top 10 Things Every Doctor Should Know about Varicose Vein Disease

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When I first began my wonderful journey in medicine 30 years ago, emergency room medicine was new to the field and initially discredited by the majority of medical professionals. In a similar fashion, phlebology was also first disregarded as solely pertaining to aesthetic and cosmetic issues. However, as I started making my transition from ER doctor to the field of varicose and spider veins, there were a number of findings I really never knew, and it became readily apparent to me that phlebologists treat more than just symptoms, they treat the underlying source of the disease.  Fascinated with my findings I wanted to share them with all the doctors out there, so here is a collection of the top 10 things I have learned since becoming a vein doctor.

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The Benefits of Walking. Prevention of Vein Disease.

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As it may seem obvious, engaging in some from of physical activity - like walking - has many health benefits. However, what you may not know is why walking is great for maintaining healthy legs when regarding your overall circulation.

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Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment. End of the Year Elective Procedures, and more...

As the end of the year quickly approaches many people are in a rush to finally get in any elective procedures they may have put off for insurance reasons. With more popular non-invasive procedures like varicose vein treatment, many doctors may see an increase during the end of the year, and you may find it difficult to get an appointment. Although higher deductibles have increased the trend for waiting until the winter season, you may be relieved to find out that most insurance covers a majority of your varicose vein treatment even if you cannot get in before the years up.

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Graduated Compression Stockings vs Athletic Compression Gear

Graduated Compression Stockings vs Athletic Compression Gear.

Not all things are created equal, and while elastic compression gear ranges from stockings to full body garments, it is important to understand the differences in form and function - especially when it comes to varicose veins. The fad for tight fitting - well tights - is becoming increasingly popular for all types of athletes ranging from novice to professional, and is now a standard garment for almost every major sport around the world. In fact, the U.S. Olympic speed skating team just signed an 8 year contract with Under Armour® to supply their full line of compression gear.

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