Vincent Gardner

28
Mar

It’s Not Vain to Take Care of Your Veins: Cosmetic Treatment for Veins

Chances are, either you or someone you care for at some point in your life will have varicose veins. About 30% of people deal with varicose veins [1] [2]. They are common, but they do not have to be your new normal. Cosmetic treatment for veins is available Let’s all agree to see varicose veins for what they are; a

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30
Jan

Varithena: Kiss Varicose Veins Goodbye

Chances are that if you are visiting our website today then you or someone close to you suffers from a venous disorder. An all-too-common problem that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from is varicose veins. The Vein Institute is proud to provide the first FDA approved injectable foam that treats varicose veins without surgical intervention! Let’s dig a little deeper

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16
Apr

Why Ultrasound Therapy is Vital for Detecting and Treating Vein Disease

Ultrasound procedures typically bring to mind images of expectant parents marveling at the tiny heartbeat of their unborn child. Or, later, discovering whether they will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world. Ultrasound machines can monitor the baby’s development and issues that may arise during pregnancy. But OBs aren’t the only doctors who rely on ultrasound technology. In

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7
Mar

Chattanooga Marathon 2018 Recap

Four thousand runners hit the streets for the 3rd Annual Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon/Half Marathon Race on Sunday, March 4th. The non-profit event, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and sponsored in part by The Vein Institute and many others, benefits Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga. Focusing on our area’s thriving businesses, vibrant entertainment scene, family-friendly communities,

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26
Feb

5 Common Injuries Runners Experience

All athletes encounter injuries at some point, especially when training for a big event. But for runners, certain aches and pains seem to be consistent across the board. Since most of the top five running injuries are attributed to overuse, it’s really no surprise that even those who take their time piling up miles to prep for marathons and half

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15
Feb

What Runners Should Know About Vein Disease

With the beautiful sunshine making it’s way back into the forecast more and more these days, let’s shine some light on the risks of vein disease for runners. Most of us are familiar with the varicose and spider veins generally associated with older people. But in fact, those are just some of the symptoms of venous disease, a condition that

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8
Feb

3 Common Myths About Running

Running is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and sometimes all it takes is just one “runner’s high” experience to make a casual runner into a marathoner.  As you trot (or trudge) your way training toward race day, take a look at this list of common running myths we’ve pulled together – and then busted up

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17
Jan

What Your Spider Veins May Be Saying to You

Just as a healthy heart pumps vital blood through your arteries to your organs, your veins ensure that blood flows back to your heart. When veins break down it can lead to venous disease (more prevalent than heart and vascular disease combined) where faulty valves cause blood flow to your feet instead and some unwanted side effects. When we talk

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21
Dec

I Have Diabetes. Can You Still Treat My Veins?

Almost anyone can develop varicose veins or spider veins, for any number of reasons. Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. However, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes do cause circulatory problems. Varicose veins can exacerbate those problems. So if you’re diabetic and you have varicose or spider veins, it is important that you seek medical advice about vein treatments.

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25
Oct

Varicose and Spider Veins 101

Everyone has heard about varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins, but there are still a lot of questions about them out there. At The Vein Institute, we know that confusion and misconceptions may stand in the way of you reaching important goals like achieving healthy vein function, improving your comfort level, and restoring the appearance of your legs. To

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20
Sep

Q & A: Restless Legs

The internet is notoriously full of information, but let’s face it. A lot of the info surrounding the healthcare industry is not trustworthy. But not with this. Here’s Dr. Gardner, your vein specialist answers all your questions about restless legs.   Q: I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM RESTLESS LEGS FOR A FEW YEARS, AS WELL AS VARICOSE VEINS. I AM

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24
Aug

5 Things to Know About Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Pregnancy, although a miraculous and wonderful time of life, can truly take a toll on a woman’s body. With so many symptoms like swollen feet and ankles, stretch marks and morning sickness, pregnancy can feel less than glamorous. It’s unfortunate that many women also have to deal with painful, unsightly varicose veins on top of everything else. Keep reading to

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27
Jun

Q & A: Vein Treatments for Men

It’s tempting to think of varicose veins as being an issue primarily for women, but men have them too. Here Dr. Gardner answers all your questions about men’s choices for vein treatments.   Q: I KNOW WOMEN GET VARICOSE VEINS, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, BUT I’M A MAN AND I HAVE THEM, TOO. I DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE MEDIA

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16
May

Top 5 Exercises for Vein Health

Although the development of venous disease depends strongly on your genetics—there are still some things you can do to improve vein health. Maintaining a nutritious diet and a healthy weight can be beneficial, as can elevating your legs at the end of a long day on your feet and avoiding crossing your legs. There are also some exercises you can

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24
Apr

We Don’t “Strip” Veins Anymore!

Fear of old-style vein stripping has caused countless men and women to put off doing anything about their varicose veins and leg pain. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be happy to know we don’t strip veins anymore. There is absolutely no reason to live with your symptoms. And there are serious reasons to address them right away. IT’S

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