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The First Step to Healthier Veins

Conservative vein therapy is a fundamental first step to restoring vein health and successfully treating vein deficiency. This type of therapy is often recommended prior to seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments such as Sclerotherapy or Endovenous Laser Ablation. Conservative therapy includes a variety of alternatives such as regular exercise, leg elevation for 10-15 minutes once or […]

How can I prevent varicose veins at a young age?

Q: How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am 20 years old, but yet my varicose veins are getting enlarged and more severe. A: Unfortunately, you cannot prevent varicose veins 100%. The number one cause of this type of vein disease is having a family history and because you already have varicose veins at age 20, you will […]

What is Vein Stripping?

Vein stripping is a surgical procedure that is done at a hospital or surgery center. This type of procedure is completed under general anesthesia in an operating room setting. Vein stripping starts with a surgeon who makes multiple incisions down the leg and remove portions of the problematic vein at a time. Each of the […]

Endovenous Laser Ablation vs. Radiofrequency Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation are both energy sources that generate heat and close the vein, which is called thermal ablation. Each procedure produces heat through different methods, but I prefer to use endovenous laser ablation because it allows me to get the laser fiber into smaller veins that isn’t possible with the radiofrequency […]

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins: Relief for new and expecting moms

Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in the veins or weak vein walls, which are common during pregnancy and in women with a family history of this vein problem. Dr. Lornell E. Hansen provides answers to questions that many new and expecting moms may have to relieve varicose vein discomfort. Q: What causes varicose veins during pregnancy? […]

Does Insurance Pay for Vein Treatment?

At Physicians Vein Clinics, we are often asked by patients if insurance will pay to treat their varicose veins. In many cases insurance will help pay for treatment of veins as long as the veins are symptomatic. The most common symptoms are leg pain, aching, heaviness, fatigue, swelling, cramping and even restless legs. The symptoms will […]

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