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People think that vascular disease only refers to conditions that affect arteries, the truth is that vascular disease can also affect veins too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The word “cankle” became widespread in pop culture when Jason Alexander’s character in the movie Shallow Hal used the term to describe an overweight women’s lower leg.
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.