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3 Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

3 Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently, leaving many confused about what it is and its causes. Let’s look at three causes of deep vein thrombosis in the general population and how to minimise the risks.

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Compression stockings for varicose veins: Can they help?

Compression stockings for varicose veins: Can they help?

For people with varicose veins in the legs, the painful symptoms are a daily challenge. Sometimes getting leg vein treatment immediately is not an option, perhaps because of location, pregnancy, or availability. In the meantime, could compression stockings help relieve the symptoms?

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How to get the best treatment for varicose veins

How to get the best treatment for varicose veins

An initial assessment of suspected varicose or spider veins involves a careful comprehensive examination. It should include the patient’s medical history, physical examination, and a duplex ultrasound to identify the source of any vein abnormalities.

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Relieving varicose vein pain

Relieving varicose vein pain

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. The only thing that will resolve the problem is to have them appropriately treated by a phlebologist, but in the meantime, we’ve put together a list of some ways you can relieve the pain in your legs.

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Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

Varicose veins are often dismissed as a cosmetic problem. These ropey, blue blood vessels that protrude the surface of the skin cause some people to shy away from baring their legs in shorts or dresses. But are they dangerous?

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Why are my varicose veins itchy?

Why are my varicose veins itchy?

For some people, having itchy varicose veins is the first time they noticed their prominent veins could be more than just a cosmetic problem. Itchy varicose veins are one of several symptoms of venous insufficiency that may signal you have venous eczema.

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Why does hyperpigmentation occur after sclerotherapy?

Why does hyperpigmentation occur after sclerotherapy?

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin. It is a symptom of conditions in several different regions of the body. There are a couple of reasons why it is relevant to varicose veins, healing from sclerotherapy and a symptom of serious venous disease. It might look like a light brown discolouration or a dark shadow near the area of the vein.

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Experiencing varicose veins and getting treatment

Experiencing varicose veins and getting treatment

Varicose veins can affect people in several ways and one person’s journey may be different to another’s. If you are an active person, you may experience symptoms of varicose veins differently to someone who is say, in a sedentary job where they’re continually sitting.

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Will spider veins go away?

Will spider veins go away?

Before we deal with this key question in-depth, it is useful to explain what spider veins are, and how they appear. The official medical term is telangiectasias and other descriptive terms often used are ‘broken capillaries’ or ‘thread veins’.

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Does crossing your legs give you varicose veins?

Does crossing your legs give you varicose veins?

There is a myth surrounding the uncomfortable protruding veins on the legs that seem to appear almost from nowhere as we age. This myth persistently catches most people out, because they have assumed all their lives that their varicose veins were caused by something they did during their lifetime.

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Do varicose veins return after medical treatment?

Do varicose veins return after medical treatment?

For thousands of Australians suffering the symptoms of varicose veins, the consideration to undergo medical treatment is often at the forefront of their minds. But if you decide to undergo these types of treatments, is it a permanent fix for your varicose veins? Will varicose veins come back? To answer this, we need to look at the treatments and their effects in a little more detail.

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