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With effective treatments aimed at the root cause, venous ulcers – a serious complication of varicose vein disease, can be successfully healed, as demonstrated in this patient case study.
Discover the best time to have your vein treatments and learn about the importance of compression stockings and allowing ample time for healing.
For a long time, there was only one way to reduce varicose veins, a procedure known as stripping. Thankfully, there are much better options today that are non-invasive. The type of vein problem you have will determine the options that are available to you.
Discover the power of Duplex ultrasound in diagnosing varicose veins and meet Lisa Shrimpton, our Vascular Sonographer, who plays a crucial role in our patient’s vein health journeys.
Discover the factors influencing varicose vein treatment costs and why an initial assessment is essential. Learn about Medicare rebates and get personalised treatment plans at our clinic.
Make sense of venous reflux, a condition that affects the circulation of blood in the legs, and discover its causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for proper management.
Our Melbourne CBD clinic offers easy access, nearby parking options, and post-treatment activities to explore. Your journey to healthier veins becomes a seamless and enjoyable experience.
This guide offers valuable insights into the recovery process after varicose veins treatment, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout.
The hidden signs of varicose vein disease in ankle and foot veins. Discover the overlooked signs that hold the key to understanding and managing complications, and learn about effective treatment options for a healthier future.
Varicose veins causes discomfort and skin damage to many. However, did you know that there is a striking difference in the prevalence of this condition between men and women? Discover the underlying reasons behind this gender divide and learn how to effectively manage this common condition.
Varicose Veins are considered a chronic venous disease. Similar to other chronic conditions, the initial stages are often mild and go unnoticed as a threat to the patient’s well-being. However, as the disease progresses, complications can arise, significantly impacting the patient’s health in the long term.
If you suffer from varicose veins, you may be at an increased risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Be aware of this risk if you are planning to travel and know what you can do to minimise the risk of DVT and a blood clot.
Varicose veins can sometimes recur. Here we look into the personal experience of a patient who faced the recurrence of varicose veins, shedding light on the factors that contributed to this.
Varicose veins can be a persistent problem for patients. Despite undergoing treatment to address their varicose veins, some patients find that their veins recur or fail to improve. Why does this sometimes happen?
When discussing the vascular system, a lot of jargon can be thrown around. Superficial veins is a medical term that may confuse many patients and doctors alike. What does superficial mean and how do superficial veins become varicose?
Varicose veins often show up behind the knee and the outer thigh. This is probably the most common presentation to a Phlebologists clinic, and it affects women and men of all ages.
A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor with post-graduate training for expert diagnosis and treatment of many forms of venous disease. This covers varicose and spider veins, clotting disorders, vascular birthmarks, leg ulcers and related conditions.
For many, spider veins are an ever-present frustration to short skirts and dresses, when baring legs means baring spider veins too. But they don’t have to keep bothering you, today we’re looking at how you can get rid of spider veins.
Open sores that develop without obvious cause are known as skin ulcers. There are many potential causes, but they are often related to poor circulation e.g.: pressure from being bedbound, atherosclerosis, venous insufficiency (varicose veins), or diabetes. Let’s look in detail at ulcers caused by varicose veins, known as “venous ulcers.”
Common restless leg syndrome has no known cause but is thought to be a nervous system malfunction. However, did you know restless legs are also a symptom of varicose veins?
Varicose veins and spider veins can be painful, lead to complications, and might even be a hit to your self-confidence. Prevention being better than a cure – how can you prevent varicose veins from developing on your legs and groin?
If varicose veins have been identified in your legs, do you still need these veins or can you have them removed? Aren’t they performing a function that the body needs?
Myths and misinformation may keep people from seeking help when they could find treatment, relief for their symptoms, and avoid the unchecked development of chronic vein disease. Let’s bust some varicose vein myths!
Reticular veins are the visible veins below your skin that appear blue-purple in colour, but they don’t bulge out as varicose veins do. But are they dangerous?
An ultrasound scan allows your phlebologist to not only identify the veins that may be causing you direct pain and symptoms – it also allows them to trace the origin of the problem veins.
Let us illuminate some of the jargon around the COVID-19 vaccines and varicose vein treatment.
Are IPL laser treatments a good choice for spider and varicose veins?
Dubbed the ‘economy-class syndrome,’ staying motionless on long-haul flights or roadtrips is a key factor in the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a condition affecting 2-7% of women who have been pregnant but also occurs in women who have not been pregnant.
If you or someone you love have suffered from varicose veins, you might be surprised at just how much you know. Take the test!