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Exercise is great for so many reasons. But can it also be credited with curing varicose veins? Let’s take a look at what varicose veins are and what causes them.
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.
The bluish veins that show up close to the surface of the skin on the inner or outer ankles and feet may have been there a while, and perhaps you feel a little unsure if they’re a problem. What are they? What causes them? Are they good, bad, or indifferent?
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.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in elective surgeries in hospitals being postponed to divert those resources to managing the pandemic. However, the treatment of venous disease is important and must not be overlooked.
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.
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’.
Prominent “reticular” veins (periorbital veins) around the eyes are a common concern, patients globally are unaware they can be effectively and safely treated non-surgically.
Some work can be a pain in the neck, but a number of diverse professions in regional Victoria can also be a pain in the leg, according to a leading Victorian vein doctor.
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.
Dr Paraskevas of Vein Health Medical Clinic (part of Paras Clinic) was once again honoured to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) at the Annual Sclerotherapy Workshop for ACCS registrars in Melbourne.
Varicose veins are an unpleasant and often uncomfortable fact of life. Most of us will have noticed some of these popping up, but what about the varicose veins you can’t see?
When it comes to protruding veins in CrossFitters and body builders, it can be hard to tell immediately whether they are the result of vascularity or varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular treatments for varicose and spider veins. If you look through the before and after shots of some of our patients, you’ll see ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and direct vision sclerotherapy features repeatedly.
There’s a surprising amount of misinformation on the internet about home remedies promising to fix your varicose veins for good.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but it’s not always as easy as the movies make it out to be.
Many women first notice varicose veins while pregnant and may experience symptoms like muscle cramps at night, heaviness in the legs, aching, swelling, pain, or even itching and dermatitis in the legs.
Aging, a lack of mobility, obesity, and previous leg injuries are all predisposing factors which can lead to swollen and enlarged veins, also known as varicose veins. If you’ve never been assessed, you may wonder what it feels like to have varicose veins?
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.
To look at varicose veins, you may think it’s possible for them to bleed externally quite easily. They appear as a web of vessels quite full of blood.
Over recent years, the negative health consequences of sitting all day have become well known. Put simply, sitting all day is bad. But is a standing desk really any better for us?
One of the most common problems which can affect the legs and feet, particularly in older people, is varicose vein disease.
Periorbital veins stretch underneath the eye, around the eye socket, and up across the temple. In normal circumstances these veins are invisible under the skin.
Varicose veins are often dismissed as a cosmetic problem – it’s pure vanity, right? Ropey, blue blood vessels that protrude the surface of the skin can be unsightly, that’s true – but you may be surprised to learn they can cause symptoms of increasing severity; from itching and swelling, to potentially fatal blood clots, and everything in between.
The symptoms of varicose veins may vary from patient to patient. In many cases, there may not be any symptoms at all.
We are proud to announce that we have added two Aplio 300 Platinum Series Ultrasounds to the practice.
Dr Paraskevas was once again honoured to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) at the Annual Sclerotherapy Workshop for ACCS registrars in Melbourne.
We have big news for people seeking treatment for varicose veins and venous disease!
We normally take copious care in all the details of booking our holidays and far flung adventures, but have you given any thought to the health of your veins during your flight?
In the past it has been tricky for phlebologists and health professionals to define vein disorders because of the range and severity of symptoms.