Up to 3o per cent of the Australian population are impacted by varicose veins. When a condition is this common it can vary in the way it appears, what causes it, and how the person is affected by it. For everything you need to know about causes, management and treatment we have pulled together a definitive guide. In it you will learn:
- What are varicose veins?
- The causes of varicose veins
- Can varicose veins be prevented?
- Managing the symptoms of varicose veins
- How to treat varicose veins
Interestingly, varicose veins themselves normally don’t pose much of a risk, but in some cases, they can be symptomatic of more serious underlying health issues. And if left untreated, they may lead to more worrying concerns such as blood clots, ulcers and burst veins. While these problems are quite uncommon, if there is any family history of vein diseases then it’s important to be wary.
The physical appearance of varicose veins can also be of concern to the person affected. Twisting and bulging veins that tend to rope across the legs can be quite unsightly and leave people feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable, often having a deteriorative effect on confidence and mental health. When there’s a physical change that you have very little control over, it’s understandable why many people have the veins removed for aesthetic reasons.
Download the guide to learn about prevention methods and for a more detailed understanding of management and treatment. Below is a top-level overview:
Seek expert advice
The doctors at The Vein Institute specialise in varicose vein treatment. We offer patients a comprehensive program using non-surgical laser treatment techniques.
The benefits are:
- Walk-in walk-out treatment
- 98% success rate
- Extremely effective
- Can be performed at a clinic (no hospitalisation)
- No general anaesthetic
- Medicare rebates apply
- No downtime or time away from work
To book a consultation and discuss our treatment program, call 1300 981 402. Or, make an enquiry via the Contact Us page.