Hairdressers fixing their clients' hair which shows they are at risk of developing varicose veins due to always standing and it can be treated at The Vein Institute.

    There are many factors can increase your risk for varicose veins. The most important of these are heredity (having a family history of vein disease), age (being over 50), gender (women are more at risk than men), pregnancy, and being overweight. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly…

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A woman on a seashore splashing the sea water. A featured image of The Vein Institute blog page and describes how varicose veins are different to normal veins.

  Often times when people have varicose veins, the thing they are most worried about is their appearance. The real concern, as most doctors know, is actually the health issues that can occur. If left untreated, varicose veins will not only continue to be unsightly and painful, but may also develop into a medical risk.…

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Woman on a couch squeezing her leg showing that she is suffering from leg pain caused by varicose veins which can be treated at The Vein Institute.

Many patients come to see us at The Vein Institute complaining about chronic leg pain. Upon examination, we often find that their legs are covered with varicose veins. But when we ask, “Have you ever considered the possibility that varicose veins may be the cause of your leg pain?” the answers is always the same:…

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Many people avoid having varicose veins treated as they believe the procedure can be invasive and painful. This is a myth. Technology has improved dramatically over the years, which provides patients with a variety of treatment options that are considered to be practically painless. The different treatment options and any pain associated with them below.…

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If you are a working nurse, you may have concerns about developing varicose veins. For many reasons, these fears are justified. Two of the biggest risk factors that determine one’s likelihood of developing vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are gender and lifestyle. Due to hormones, women develop varicose veins more often than men.…

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Pregnant woman holding her belly

1) How common are varicose veins during pregnancy? If you don’t have varicose veins before you’re pregnant, the good news is that you’re less likely to develop them. Two out of three women (60 to 70% ) go through their pregnancies and give birth without the appearance of varicose veins. The bad news is that…

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