Common Causes of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are very common, affecting about 3 in 10 adults in the United States. Despite these statistics, there are still a lot of misconceptions about them including their cause. So, what exactly causes varicose veins? To understand how varicose veins develop,...

PAD: Signs and Symptoms

About 6.5 million American adults age 40 and older suffer from PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease. When left untreated, PAD can lead to more serious health issues such as stroke and heart attack.. This month is PAD Awareness month. Learn about the signs and symptoms...

Not Sure If You Have PAD?

Vascular diseases like peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often go undiagnosed. Our skilled vascular and vein team at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville, TN, wants you to understand that untreated PAD can be dangerous. It can lead to coronary artery...

Men Get Varicose Veins Too!

When people think of varicose veins, many immediately think about women. It’s because hormones and pregnancy can be additional risk factors for varicose veins. However, of four million people in the United States affected by varicose veins, about 25 to 30 percent of...