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7 Questions to ask doctor about varicose vein treatment.

7 great questions to ask your Vein Doctor about Varicose Vein treatment.


While more and more people are beginning to educate themselves on varicose vein disease and seeking treatment to alleviate their pain, many still do not know what questions to ask when talking with their doctor.  In general, it is always wise to find a vein specialist that has demonstrated their dedication to the board speciality of venous and lymphatic medicine and spends their time focusing solely on treating venous disease.  Proper education and training in both treatment and diagnostic ultrasound procedures is also an important consideration.

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Common Occupations that May Contribute to Varicose Veins.

Common Occupations that May Contribute to Varicose Veins.

Although the primary cause of varicose veins is heredity, with nearly half the adult population suffering as a result, there are many contributing factors that can increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins or exacerbate the problem once you have them.  For instance, certain occupations that require long periods of standing can often contribute and increase the symptoms associated with your vein disease.  

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Common Skin Changes Resulting from Varicose Veins.

Most Common Skin Changes Resulting from Varicose Vein Disease.

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How To Stop a Vein From Bleeding: 4 Easy Steps

While the circumstances are rare, there is a possibility that your varicose vein disease will progress to the point where the veins will actually bleed.  Generally speaking, varicose veins are veins that no longer function properly and have resulting high blood pressure inside the veins.  

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Top 10 Important Questions to Ask Before Vein Surgery


1. What special training or certification do you have in vein care and where did you receive your training?

When searching for someone to treat your varicose veins, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to find someone who has demonstrated their commitment to the practice of Phlebology - the study, diagnosis, and treatment of vein disease - through their membership and board certification with the American College of Phlebology (now known as Venous and Lymphatic Medicine).  

As a member of this society your varicose vein doctor will be held to the highest standards of venous care providing specialized training in both the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease and diagnostic ultrasound.

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