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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.
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.
If you or someone you love have suffered from varicose veins, you might be surprised at just how much you know. Take the test!
People think that vascular disease only refers to conditions that affect arteries, the truth is that vascular disease can also affect veins too.
Once diagnosed, patients wonder if lipoedema will continue to worsen. The answer is, yes, it often does without management. It is typically a progressive condition and may become more severe with symptoms growing worse as time passes.
Lipoedema can be a debilitating disease, causing physical pain, reduced mobility, and psychological distress. They say prevention is better than a cure and while there is no cure for lipoedema, the disease can be managed, and early intervention is key to preventing or limiting the symptoms that intrude on normal life.
Patient question: “Dr Peter, I’m about to book flights but realised my varicose vein appointment is a few days before. How soon after I get my veins done can I fly?
Poor circulation is a symptom, not a disease. When we observe the signs of circulation problems such as muscle cramps, throbbing or stinging pain in the limbs, pins, and needles, or a sensation of numbness, we should pay attention.
Varicose veins that appear during pregnancy can cause discomfort, throbbing pain, cramps, swelling, and can be a source of extra concern to expectant mums.
Lipoedema treatment and management can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life. Lipoedema is a fat disorder that causes fat cells to disproportionately build up in the legs, thighs, buttocks (and sometimes arms).
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.
A connection between lipoedema and varicose veins is plausible. Although a link is not yet well defined in research, they are at least regularly identified together. In today’s blog, let’s look at the possible links and how it affects lipoedema treatment.
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?
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.
Using liposuction to treat lipoedema gives patients a longed-for answer to the symptoms of this condition. There is no cure for lipoedema, but treatments can relieve symptoms. Liposuction surgery gives lipoedema sufferers a chance to reclaim their lives without the repercussions of the condition getting in the way.
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.
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?
Some herbal supplements promise to reduce varicose vein symptoms, “support blood vessel health”, and “rapidly reduce venous congestion”, but are they effective?
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.