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Varicose Eczema and Relief for Itchy Veins

General symptoms of varicose veins can include swelling in the legs and ankles, fatigue, low energy levels, and outright pain. But, other than overt pain and loss of mobility, one of the most annoying side effects of varicose veins that “first timers” tell us that finally drove them to seek medical help for their itchy…

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Treating Your Veins

Whether your veins are purple, swollen or ropey one thing is for certain: they tend to look unattractive not to mention the possibility of affecting your circulation. But as unattractive as spider veins and varicose veins may be it is important that they are treated correctly. This may reduce or eradicate any future associated health…

What’s the Difference Between Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation?

What’s the Difference Between Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation?

What’s the Difference Between Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation? Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are very similar procedures. Both are used to treat varicose veins, are performed quickly in a clinic, and usually require no recovery time. Neither procedure requires the use of general anaesthetics because they are virtually painless. The…

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Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency

How is Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency Connected? Vein problems can result in Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), a condition in the legs that occur when the valves are not working properly causing swelling and pigmentation. When these valves are not working properly it makes it difficult for the blood to return to the heart, and…

Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure?

Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure?

Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure? Compression stockings are often used as part of a conservative treatment plan for varicose veins. They improve circulation, reduce fatigue, and ease swelling in the feet and ankles. Although compression stockings help control the symptoms associated with varicose veins, they won’t make diseased veins…

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Why Winter is the Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins

Why Winter is the Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins Many sufferers from varicose veins prefer not to wear shorts or clothes that expose their legs, embarrassed by the appearance of their varicose veins. And all too often we hear from patients who have put off treatment for years under the impression that the only…

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How Compression Stockings Can Help People With Varicose Veins

How Compression Stockings Can Help People With Varicose Veins What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are leg veins that do not pump blood effectively up the legs to the heart. They are often seen as bulging veins just underneath your skin on either or both legs. All veins contain small valves that propel blood up…

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Why are Varicose Veins Primarily Found in the Legs?

Varicose veins affect up to 30% of the Australian population. Left untreated, varicose veins do carry medical risks. If the “leak” in these veins is severe, over time it can cause inflammation to the surrounding skin. So, Why are Varicose Veins Found in the Legs? There are a few reasons that varicose veins are found…

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

Our veins are an integral part of our circulation system, acting as a roadway which drives de-oxygenated blood back to our hearts. When young, we may only be able to see our veins through the paper-thin skin on the insides of our wrists and elbows, but as we age we may be able to see…

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Everything you Need to Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Varicose Veins

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and is it Serious? DVT is a condition that involves blood clots (thrombi) in the deep veins of the legs. When blood clots develop in the deeper veins it can be serious and require medical attention. The obstruction caused to venous blood flow by these deeper clots or thrombi is a concern,…

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

If you have been “comparison shopping” to find the best treatment for your vein problems, you’ve possibly heard that “permanent varicose vein removal” isn’t always permanent. Sometimes, varicose veins DO seem to reappear after treatment. In this article, we’ll explain a couple of the reasons this happens, and how the skilled doctors at The Vein…

Does it Hurt to Have Varicose Veins Treated?

Does it Hurt to Have Varicose Veins Treated?

Many people avoid having varicose veins treated as they believe the procedure can be invasive and painful. This is a myth. Technology has improved dramatically over the years providing patients with a variety of treatment options that are considered to be practically painless. We discuss these treatment options and the pain associated with them further…

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

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