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Important Things to consider when choosing your Varicose Vein Doctor (or any doctor).

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Choosing a doctor can often be a challenging task, particularly when you are not well versed in the area of medicine, or the specialty seems new to you. There are many things to consider, but generally you want to seek someone that understands your particular illness or symptoms and has the training to properly provide the right solution. Thinking about this for a minute, if you do not already know that type of ailment or type of treatment options available it make seem overwhelming to even know where to begin. Starting with a few best practices when choosing any specialist, whether it be automotive, physical fitness, or your medical service provider, looking at their track record and relying on word of mouth is probably a good place to begin.

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Getting Sclerotherapy After Your Laser Vein Treatment.

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So, you have had your laser treatment, what’s next? Most patients, about 90% or more, need adjunctive treatment after their laser procedure(s).  Typically, this treatment is Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Sclerotherapy (USTST). About a month after your laser treatment our ultrasound tech will do a thorough exam, mapping any indwelling veins that are not functioning properly and still remain after the laser procedure. The preferred treatment to eliminate these veins is USTST.

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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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What is the main cause for varicose veins?

What is the number one cause of varicose veins? Heredity.varicose-veins

While varicose vein disease affects nearly half the entire U.S. population above the age fifty, you may find it interesting to know that age is not necessarily the cause of your noticeably bulging veins. While the misconception that they are the result of old age still predominates the chatter, with many people saying “I’m noticing some bulging veins on my legs, it must be because I’m getting older…,” the truth is that vein disease is a real disease that can manifest in your early teens.

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Why Have a Vein Specialist Treat your Spider Veins?

Top 3 Reasons to Get your Spider Veins Treated by a Vein Specialist.

Spider veins are fairly common, found in roughly half the U.S. population. Generally, spider veins appear as small blue and red veins seen close to the surface of the skin in the legs and ankles. While spider veins are commonly treated by many types of physicians (e.g. dermatologists, plastic surgeons, etc), there are 3 important reasons why you should consider going to a board certified vein specialist over any other practice to treat your spider veins.

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