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Why Varicose Vein Creams Won’t Work

Why Varicose Vein Creams Won’t Work


Finding a quick solution for any medical malady is unfortunately as common as varicose vein disease.  While many people search in hopes to find a real solution for their often annoying and unsightly varicose or spider veins, the solution behind the counter may not be the one you are really looking for.  Here’s why:

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How do you know that you might have a venous blood clot?

Common Venous Blood Clot Symptoms

While the media often talks about blood clots and prevention, with over 2 million people developing them each year, the stories shared often lead to more confusion and questions in our minds than helpful information on preventative awareness. 

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Will I need these varicose veins later on?

Will I need these (varicose) veins later on? What if I have had previous vein removal, can you treat more veins?

Many patients ask questions regarding the fact that we are treating veins from their body that upon treatment dissolve into the blood, often worried that they will in some way need them later on.  Frequently, a patient will inquire about losing veins that may potentially be needed for something like a heart bypass, or whether (for patients that have had previous vein stripping, etc) they can even remove any more veins.  

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Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

Common Varicose Vein Myths. Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

While you may have heard a few reasons, whether medically or in religious idioms, why you should not cross your legs, the fact remains that most of these are simply myths. One in particular is the common myth that crossing your legs will cause varicose veins. The truth is, that this is simply not true. Crossing you legs will not lead to varicose veins no matter how frequently or often you do so.

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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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