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3 Things You Need To Know About Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, or even thinking of becoming pregnant, and you know other women who have given birth, one of the questions that have probably occurred to you is:   1) Will I develop varicose veins during my pregnancy? The answers to this question are a classic Good News / Bad News scenario. First,…

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Could Your Job Be Increasing Your Varicose Veins Risk?

Many factors can increase your risk for varicose veins. The most important of these are heredity (having a family history of vein disease), age (being over 50), gender (women are more at risk than men), pregnancy, and being overweight or obese. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly increase your…

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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 – to reduce or eradicate any future associated health…

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5 Things Every Man Should Know About His Veins

When it comes to varicose veins, women are targeted as the main sufferers who seek both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Awareness campaigns often neglect the fact that men have more serious forms of varicose veins disease even if the incidence of varicose veins is less in men than it is in women. What Men Need…

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Superglue for varicose veins is as effective as surgery. Really?

A special type of superglue for varicose veins can be as effective as surgery for your veins. VenaSealTM represents the next generation in varicose vein treatment and permanently seals varicose veins shut permanently. Like most modern vein procedures such as sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation, the goal of VenaSealTM is to seal the varicose vein…

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Pregnancy: are varicose veins part of the deal?

Around 40% of women will experience varicose veins during their pregnancy. We’ll explain why, and what you can do about varicose veins before, during, and after your pregnancy. Here are five key points: 01. Yes, you are more likely to get varicose veins while pregnant Changes in hormone levels are one of the most important…

Reticular-Veins

Can varicose veins come back after treatment?

After going through a venous health assessment, the selection of treatment, and the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But might they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible, and the two main reasons they come back are using an aggressive treatment technique such as surgery or…

When Varicose Veins Become Dangerous?

When Varicose Veins Become Dangerous?

Varicose veins and spider veins are unsightly and a nuisance, but at what point do they become a medical concern?

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Do Natural Remedies Work for Varicose Veins?

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The 4 most commonly asked questions about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are unfortunately common – in industrialised countries such as ours; it is estimated that 41% of women and 24% of men will develop varicose veins by the time they are in their 50s. Many people have unanswered questions about varicose veins. In this article, we’ll address the questions most commonly asked of us…

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Get the Right Scan for Your Legs

If we were to ask you how you would know if you have varicose veins, your first intuitive answer would probably be, “Well, I’d look in a mirror.” Right? Well, as it turns out, this intuitive answer could be wrong. You can probably see superficial (close to the surface of the skin) varicose veins in…

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Varicose veins and long-haul travel – do you know the risks?

Australians love to travel, in 2016 alone over 9.7 million intrepid travellers left our shores to explore the globe.  And given the long distances that separate Australia from other countries, most of these travellers face long travel times, during which they will be sitting immobile in possibly cramped seats. Today’s smaller seats are an uncomfortable…

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