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


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…

Airplane Cabin

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…


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…


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…

The 10 Most Common Questions Men Ask about Laser Varicose Vein Treatment – part 2

The 10 Most Common Questions Men Ask about Laser Varicose Vein Treatment – part 2

Dr conducting scan

Types of Varicose Veins Treatments

These days, there are more choices than ever for effective treatment of your varicose veins. Modern varicose vein treatments have come a long way since the old days of vein stripping and other surgical procedures that required patients to be in hospital, have general anaesthesia, and experience long recovery times after their procedures –and often…

Close-up of a doctor holding a venaseal used for varicose vein treatment. This is a header image for The Vein Institute's blog about "venaseal alternative to thermal ablation".

VenaSeal: The Safe and Effective Alternative to Thermal Ablation

Varicose veins cause a significant amount of distress. You may be too familiar with the burning, throbbing and itching associated with problematic veins. Years ago, the only option for permanent varicose vein treatment was surgical, vein stripping. Advances in technology made way for non-surgical treatment alternatives.

Varicose veins – causes and symptoms

Varicose veins – causes and symptoms

One of the most commonly asked questions at The Vein Institute is “what causes varicose veins?”. Outlined in the video below is an overview of varicose veins, their causes and symptoms. What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are simply large leg veins that do not pump blood effectively back to the heart. This is because…

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3 great examples of how varicose vein treatment can have a positive impact on your life

When considering varicose vein treatment, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Primarily, and rightly so, we tend to place most emphasis on the significant physical & medical benefits that the treatment provides. But it is also important to consider the positive impact that treatment can have on other parts of…

Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

First, a caveat – for many people, their varicose veins don’t hurt. Some people will experience pain related to their varicose veins, while others will not. Research into pain associated with vein disease is thus often difficult to assess due to an absence of a close relationship between pain and the clinical severity of the venous disease.…

Vein Health for Truckers and professional drivers

Vein Health for Truckers and professional drivers

Today we are discussing Vein Health specifically for Truck Drivers and Professional Drivers. So much to discuss that it is in 2 parts with this being part 1. Please leave any comments below. LASER TECH MAKES VEIN HEALTH A BREEZE FOR THE LONG HAUL! For drivers in the trucking industry, good circulation in the feet…

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