Hairdressers fixing their clients' hair which shows they are at risk of developing varicose veins due to always standing and it can be treated at The Vein Institute.

    There are 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. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly…

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A woman on a seashore splashing the sea water. A featured image of The Vein Institute blog page and describes how varicose veins are different to normal veins.

  Often times when people have varicose veins, the thing they are most worried about is their appearance. The real concern, as most doctors know, is actually the health issues that can occur. If left untreated, varicose veins will not only continue to be unsightly and painful, but may also develop into a medical risk.…

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doctor talking to patient

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 is…

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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…

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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.…

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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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how serious are varicose 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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Closed up of a venaseal used at varicose vein treatment that indicates as a header image for the blog by The Vein Institute about "superglue for 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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