Despite the fact that
and spider veins are so common, there are many misconceptions surrounding these vein disorders.
Varicose or Spider Veins That Have Been Treated Will Always Re-occur
It’s a myth that spider and varicose veins will recur after treatment. In fact, under the care of a qualified doctor who specializes in vein treatment, and who has ABVLM certification, recurrence rates can be as low as 5%. Hormonally induced spider veins do occasionally need touch ups, but you’re in very good hands with the vein treatments that are now the most commonly in use, and are safer, more efficient, and ABVLM board certified.
Medical Insurance Won
t Cover Treatment
It’s a common misconception that
won’t cover the removal of varicose veins. While they won’t usually cover treatment for spider veins, medical insurance companies do often cover the cost of varicose vein treatment. Most medical insurance companies do have specifications that must be met for each patient.
First, they will cover vein treatment only if the varicose veins cause the patient discomfort and pain. Often, medical insurance requires that other approaches have been tried first, like weight loss, and compression stockings. If these methods fail to eliminate varicose veins, then an ultrasound will be taken and approval is usually given, though sometimes only for veins of a certain diameter, like 3mm, or greater.
Check with your medical insurance provider for details and be sure to find a vein specialist with
Varicose Veins Are A Cosmetic, Not A Medical Issue
Varicose veins are an actual vein disorder that can indicate other medical problems, like blood clots in the legs, which can be very serious. In fact, the issue underlying venous hypertension, or varicose veins is the same one that can cause blood clots in the legs, and a blood clot in a deep vein in the legs can cause thrombosis, a very serious medical condition.
Not all varicose veins are indicative of deep vein leg blood clots, but it is always worthwhile consulting with an ABVLM certified vein doctor who can help rule out the possibility of dangerous blood clots in the legs. Additionally, if varicose veins are left untreated by an ABVLM certified physician, they will tend to grow worse, potentially leading to damaged connective tissues, and even worse pain. Luckily, proper treatment can eliminate symptoms before they grow worse.
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