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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…

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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, have high success rates and require no recovery time typically. The treatments are usually completed within one hour, are not considered invasive or painful, and no general anaesthetic…

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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…

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Case Study

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)…

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…

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

Varicose veins can recur, find out why they do. 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, they do seem to reappear after treatment. In this article, we’ll explain a couple of the reasons this happens,…

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, which provides patients with a variety of treatment options that are considered to be practically painless. The different treatment options and any pain associated with them below.…

Tips for Nurses – What You Can Do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Tips for Nurses – What You Can Do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

If you are a working nurse, you may have concerns about developing varicose veins. For many reasons, these fears are justified. Two of the biggest risk factors that determine one’s likelihood of developing vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are gender and lifestyle. Due to hormones women develop varicose veins more often than men.…

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

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