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End of The Year Insurance Coverage of Varicose Veins.

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For some time now, doctors have mistakenly informed their patients that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern.  Unfortunately, for many patients, the notion that insurance would not cover their vein procedure means not seeking treatment. Not only does this misinformation lead a patient to ignore their symptoms of vein disease, but patients are often left feeling burdened by the potential out of pocket expenses. The result for many then generally results in waiting until the pain becomes unbearable or just putting treatment off all together. Although doctors may not try to intentionally mislead their patients, vein disease is a real disease and can lead to serious health effects the longer a patient waits to seek treatment.

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Why Seeing a Vein Specialist for Your Varicose Veins Actually Matters.

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Currently, there are over 80 million people in the U.S. that suffer from underlying venous disease. Therefore, understanding varicose vein disease is becoming increasing important for both physicians and patients alike. As more and more people are beginning to develop an increased awareness of the possible symptoms and side effects of having the disease, one important consideration is whether your doctor is aware. 

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Do Varicose Veins Come Back After Treatment?

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A common question that we are asked by patients is whether after treating their varicose veins do they ever return later on.  The answer is this - if treated properly by a trained physician at the source of the problem - then no they will not return (less than a 2% chance).

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Does Heat Affect Your Varicose Veins?

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The summer is in full swing and the heat is here as well. While the summer brings plenty of opportunity to be active outdoors it may also play a role on your varicose veins.  Varicose veins are the result of broken vein valves that can no longer pump blood back to the heart as intended. These vein valves can become damaged from increased pressure from standing long period of the day, increased weight, sports injuries, and multiple pregnancies. However, the most common cause is due to your family genetics.

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Why being over weight may lead to varicose veins and more

Why being over weight may lead to varicose veins, and more.


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It may be common for doctors to inform their patients of the inherent risks of being over weight, however, there are certain risks less obvious and often hidden to both physician and patient in the form of varicose veins. In fact, not only are patients suffering from both varicose veins and issues with their weight less likely to properly diagnosis their underlying vein disease, these patients may actually be more difficult to treat.

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