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The latest news, updates and articles about varicose veins and their treatment.

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Can Leg Pain Be Caused by Varicose Veins?

Many patients come to see us at The Vein Institute complaining about chronic leg pain. Upon examination, we often find that their legs are covered with varicose veins. But when we ask, “Have you ever considered the possibility that varicose veins may be the cause of your leg pain?” the answers is always the same:…

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How VenaSeal Treatment for Varicose Veins works

Are you suffering from varicose veins? Or perhaps you’re looking for non-intrusive treatment options that do not include surgery? VenaSeal treatment maybe an option for you.   What Is VenaSeal Treatment? VenaSeal treatment is currently the newest and most advanced treatment method for varicose veins. This vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces…

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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Have Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins.

Laser for varicose veins doesn’t refer to skin laser treatments but rather what is known as “endovenous”. This simply means that doctors actually insert a laser tip into your vein. It won’t hurt as it’ll be done under a local anaesthetic. The procedure is performed if you require your varicose veins to be treated and…

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Can varicose veins come back after treatment?

  After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible.   Here are three things you need to do in order to reduce the chances of your varicose veins…

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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” note, is their itchy veins.  What Causes Varicose Veins to Itch? To understand…

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Treating Your Veins

You may be concerned about the way your varicose veins look. But whether they are purple, swollen or lumpy, one thing is for certain: they could be affecting your circulation and causing your body harm. Despite your veins making you feel self-conscious, the important thing is that you treat varicose veins correctly. Treatment may reduce…

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 that use heat to treat varicose veins. Both procedures are performed in a clinic, with high success rates and typically require no recovery time. Usually completed in an hour, neither of the procedures…

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Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency

How is Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency Connected? Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in the legs that occurs when the valves are not working properly, and can cause swelling and pigmentation. Because these valves are not working properly, it makes it difficult for the blood to return to the heart, therefore the blood…

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 refrain from wearing shorts or clothes that expose their legs, embarrassed by the appearance of their varicose veins. All too often we hear from patients who have been putting off treatment assuming that surgery is the only option. This couldn’t…

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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?

  So why are Varicose Veins found in the legs? There are a few reasons that varicose veins are found in the legs. Firstly, it is all about gravity.  According to MyDr. – “Veins have the job of taking blood back to the heart. Blood moves from the superficial veins (found just under the skin)…

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