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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 VenaSeal is to seal the varicose vein shut.…

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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…

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When Varicose Veins Become Dangerous?

  Varicose veins and spider veins are unsightly and a nuisance, but at what point do they become a danger to your health?       In this article we’ll explain the stages of progression of chronic venous disease, and why the earlier the treatment, the better.   Those annoying varicose veins are the result…

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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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7 Best Exercises for Vein Health While Travelling

Previously we wrote about “economy class syndrome,” and how sitting motionless in cramped conditions during long airline flights can increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. We listed a few tips to help reduce your risk, such as getting up to walk around every few minutes, staying well hydrated, and if you have…

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Does wearing high heels cause varicose veins?

High heels – friend or foe? Does wearing high heels day in and day out increase the risk of forming varicose veins? Wearing high heels contributes to poor posture and can cause not only ankle pain in some people but also joint pain in your neck and back. Because a rich network of veins exists…

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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – Recognizing the Difference

Spider veins and varicose veins are similar in that both are issues that prevent a person from looking their best and make them feel poorly about their appearance. But there are important differences between the two conditions that you should be aware of. Varicose veins and spider veins are very different in appearance Varicose veins…

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New Year, New Legs

Hello and welcome to our first blog post for 2017! For most of us January is proving to be an absolute scorcher and it is way too hot to be letting your varicose veins hold you back from wearing shorts! Many sufferers from varicose veins prefer not to wear shorts or clothes that expose their…

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Does being overweight lead to a greater chance of developing varicose veins?

  In a nutshell, yes. In this blog post we’ll explain why it is more common for overweight and obese people to develop varicose veins, and how you can best prevent, detect and treat them. Extra Weight Places Extra Stress on the Circulatory System. The latest statistics from the ABS National Health Survey 2014-2015 show…

Men’s leg health: 30 percent of Australian men suffer from varicose veins

Men’s leg health: 30 percent of Australian men suffer from varicose veins

If you’re male, chances are you need to know about this, as it can make a big difference to your comfort, health and looks.    Researchers say between 20-30%of men suffer from varicose veins in their lifetime. Unchecked, varicose veins can cause an unsightly appearance, pain and heaviness in the legs and in rare cases…

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