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Eight Facts You Should Know About Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

1)FACT: By age 60, varicose veins will affect approximately 72% of women and 42% of men in the US. A smaller percentage will get spider veins.

2)FACTAbout 25 million Americans suffer from varicose vein symptoms. People who are on their feet more than six hours or sit most of the day, pregnancy, obesity, aging, sun exposure, high impact aerobics, running, weight training, a sedentary lifestyle, hot tubs, and your family history can all result in varicose veins and spider veins.

3)FACT: Varicose veins are a sign of an underlying circulatory system disorder called Venous Insufficiency, which can lead to more serious medical conditions.

4)FACTVaricose vein treatments and spider vein treatments are covered by medical insurance. In fact, atMaryland Vein Professionals, we accept most major insurance providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Alliance, Johns Hopkins, Coventry, PHCS, GHI, United Healthcare, Tricare, and many others. Read the full list of insurers we accept.

5)FACTThe most popular therapy for ugly, painful varicose veins and spider veins is the VNUS Closure Procedure and we lead the nation with over 8,100 cases since 2006. This elegant procedure is completed in about an hour with minimal or no discomfort and a return to work or normal activity the same day.  Closure is covered by most all insurances and is performed in an office setting.

6)FACT: Sclerotherapy is one of our preferred spider vein treatments and also is effective for varicose vein treatments. This minimally invasive treatment involves the injection of a medication into your spider veins that acts to scar the vessel closed.

7)FACT: The newer VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis Systemis a new, fast, easy way to reliably treat spider veins with radio frequency therapy, often with less discomfort compared to older therapies.

8)FACT: Maryland Vein Professionals are devoted exclusively to vein care. Our outpatient facility designed specifically for this purpose is staffed with board-certified cardiovascular and vascular surgeons.

To find out more facts about leg vein pain, varicose veins and spider veins, please visit www.MDVeinProfessionals. Or call us at 877-7MD-VEIN to schedule your venous evaluation.

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