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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.…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant and concerned about varicose veins, some of the questions that have probably occurred to you are:   1) Will I develop varicose veins during my pregnancy? The answers to this question is a classic good news/bad news scenario. First, the good news. If you don’t have…

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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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Is Superglue as effective as surgery when treating varicose veins?

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…

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

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