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Health Matters - Siragusa Vein and Laser Shows How Veins Can Lead to Serious Health Problems

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HERMITAGE, TN - Bulging veins and swelling in your legs.
   
For many people, it's more than just a cosmetic problem.

Vericose veins and vein disease can be painful and lead to more serious health problems.

Larry Taylor had a problem that went far beyond the "look" of his legs.

His vericose veins in both legs could be so painful, they caused him to limp at times,

Taylor came to Siragusa Vein and Laser after more than a decade of discomfort.

Dr. Tif Siragusa says spider veins and vericose veins are both among the earliest signs of a circulatory problem deeper in the legs.

They could lead to skin discoloration and blood clots.

Though the problem is most common in women, one in four patients treated at Siragusa Vein and Laser Center for vein disease are men.

After undergoing less than an hour-long procedure in the office, Taylor's veins were taken care of.
   
The procedure involves sealing off the problem vein with either a laser or radiofrequency catheter.

Dr. Siragusa says it's better to fix a problem like this before more serious complications develop.

Vein disease is the most common problem they see at Siragusa Vein and Laser.
   
Most vein related procedures are covered by insurance.