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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Australians love to travel, in 2018 alone over 10.5 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 haul travel times, during which they will be sitting immobile in possibly cramped seats.       Today’s smaller…

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You may be concerned about the way your varicose veins look. But whether they are purple, swollen or lumpy, one thing is for certain: they could be affecting your circulation and causing your body harm. Despite your veins making you feel self-conscious, the important thing is that you treat varicose veins correctly. Treatment may reduce…

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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 sufferers of varicose veins will refrain from wearing shorts or clothes that expose their legs, embarrassed by the appearance of their bulging veins. All too often we hear from patients who have been putting off treatment assuming that surgery is the only option. This couldn’t be further than the truth. At The Vein Institute,…

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Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Case Study

  So Why Are Varicose Veins found in the Legs? There are a few reasons that varicose veins are found in the legs. Firstly, it is all about gravity. According to MyDr. – “Veins have the job of taking blood back to the heart. Blood moves from the superficial veins (found just under the skin)…

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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…

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If you have been thinking about treating your varicose veins, you may have heard that they can’t be cured or that some treatments have a high recurrence rate. While this is somewhat true, there are a number of reasons why your damaged vein may return so we have pulled together a few tips that might…

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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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