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The benefits of sclerotherapy treatment
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The Benefits of Sclerotherapy

The Minimally Invasive Solution to your Varicose Vein Problems When it comes to different treatments for varicose veins,…
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A Deep Dive Into Varicose Veins

These are the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options for Varicose Veins Varicose veins are an incredibly common condition…
Varicose Vein Symptoms
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Varicose Vein Symptoms

Varicose Vein Symptoms Recognising varicose vein symptoms as early as possible is essential for effective treatment. After all,…
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Ulcer and Infection

Ulcer and Infection If you have developed an ulcer specifically related to your varicose veins, you may find…
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Men and Varicose Veins

Men and Varicose Veins Varicose veins are not only seen in women. The reality is that women probably…
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Losing hair on your legs

Losing hair on your legs Losing hair on your legs may actually be a good thing if that…
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Can My Varicose Veins Clot?

Can My Varicose Veins Clot? Varicose veins are abnormal veins. The blood flowing through them can stagnate and…
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Itching and Varicose Veins

Itching and Varicose Veins A common correlation that often gets missed is when you start to scratch your…
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To “Strip” or not to?

To “Strip” or not to? We have come a long way from the days of surgical procedures being…
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Infection and varicose veins

A common presentation with untreated varicose veins is the development of redness in the legs, usually around the…
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Ultrasound & Varicose Veins

Itchiness & Varicose Veins For many people, spider veins and varicose veins are more than a cosmetic problem.…
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Varicose Veins in Winter

Winter – The Disappearing Act of Veins Winter time can impact the body in many ways, including your…
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Veins all over my chest

If you are generally fair skinned and slim with very little fat content, you may notice veins all…
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Red Flushed Neck

Red Flushed Neck If you have noticed your neck being flushed like you have little vessels all over,…
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Cutting your stockings

If you have ever had to wear compression stockings, whether you fly or after a procedure, you will…
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Men and Spider Veins

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are more common in women than in men. Part of the reason for this…
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Veins on your Hands

As you get older, you can find that the skin on the top of your hands becomes thinner.…
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Bad Circulation

Bad Circulation   If you feel you have poor or badcirculation, it is important to distinguish between what…
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The Longest Vein in the Body

The Longest Vein in the Body Symptoms from having varicose veins can vary. For some they can develop…
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Cramping and Varicose Veins

Cramping and Varicose Veins The usual culprits with varicose veins are heaviness, aching and swelling. However a symptom…
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Lizard Skin

Lizard Skin If you have varicose veins and have noticed that the skin around your ankles or legs…
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Massaging Varicose Veins

Massaging Varicose Veins Over the years, I have had a fair few patients tell me that their varicose…
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Varicose veins on shins

Varicose Veins on Shins. You may notice veins on your shin if you exercise a lot or are…
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Caring for your Legs

Caring for your Legs   Your legs carry you everywhere and allow you to move around. They compromise…
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Varicose Veins in the Groin

Varicose veins in the Groin If you notice veins in your groin region during pregnancy, you are not…
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Night Cramps and Varicose Veins

Night Cramps and Varicose Veins Night cramps are often associated with restless leg syndrome, whereby there is a…
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Varicose veins on feet

Varicose Veins on the Feet Sometimes the veins on your feet can become enlarged and pop out of…
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Bulging Veins on Feet

Bulging Veins on Feet Bulging veins on feet Bulging veins on the feet can be a cause for…
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How Stretching Helps your Legs

How Stretching Helps your Legs Aching legs can be a symptom of varicose veins amongst other things. Unfortunately…
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The Iceberg and Varicose Veins

The Iceberg and Varicose Veins Most people when they think of varicose veins, they think of bulging, unsightly…
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Vulvar Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins of the Groin Pregnancy is an amazing journey for most women, but it is also the…
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Trauma & Varicose Veins

Trauma & Varicose Veins Strong family history and genetics are well known to be some of the causes…
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Painful Shins & Legs

Painful Shins & Legs Some people are very sensitive on their legs especially on the shins and even…
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Venous Lakes

Venous Lakes If you have noticed a bluish or sometimes purplish lump on your lips that has been…
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How Common are Varicose Veins?

How Common are Varicose Veins? As much as varicose veins are a problem the commonest presentation are spider…
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What Treatments do I Need?

What Treatments do I Need? It all depends what you have. If you have spider veins, the most…
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Causes of Poor Circulation

Causes of Poor Circulation If you feel the circulation in your legs are poor, these are some of…
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Downtime After Vein Treatments

Downtime After Vein Treatments For minor treatments for spider veins or smaller varicose veins. There is no down…
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Improving Circulation

Improving Circulation Your lower limb from your hip downwards is a very important functional and physiological part of…
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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous? Varicose veins, with their bulging and unsightly appearance, may seem like a mere cosmetic…
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Red and Sore Varicose Veins

Red and Sore Varicose Veins Firstly if you ever notice hard lumps, soreness or redness in your varicose…
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Glue & Varicose Veins

Everything Glue Related There has been quite a lot of talk about glue. Currently it is the new…
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Do Compression Stockings Work?

Do Compression Stockings Work? The commonest causes for varicose veins are genetic and strong family history, followed by…
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Can Varicose Veins Burst?

Can Varicose Veins Burst? For many people, spider veins and varicose veins are more than a cosmetic problem.…
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Itchiness and Varicose Veins

Itchiness & Varicose Veins For many people, spider veins and varicose veins are more than a cosmetic problem.…
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The History of Varicose Veins

The History of Varicose Veins Varicose veins date from 400 BC with this image illustrating that this has…
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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy Why do Varicose Veins in pregnancy occur? Patients who are currently pregnant or even…
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Are the needles used painful?

Dr Param addresses one of the most common questions asked about the treatment of varicose and spider veins: "Are the needles you use painful?" Short answer: No, find out more in this short video:
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Flying and Varicose Veins

We all know, through media or even through the news, that when you fly on a plane, there is always a risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. That is why they encourage everyone flying to move around the cabin and do plenty of stretching exercises.
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What Causes Varicose Veins?

What causes varicose veins, exactly? Is it just a matter of age and gender? Varicose veins are the most common visible sign of chronic venous disease (CVD), a health issue that can be seen in about 39% of Australians. Although this condition can affect anyone, it’s much more common in women and older adults. In this article, we will explore what varicose veins are, how they develop, and why it’s so important to understand their possible causes.
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Simplifying Varicose Veins – The 3 Levels

Simplifying Varicose Veins into the 3 Levels. Varicose veins and spider veins are a very common condition that many patients have. In this video, I break down the different types of veins and how each one is connected. More importantly, I highlight what type of treatment is required for each level.
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Busting Varicose Vein Myths

This is an age-old question, often surrounded by myths. The usual adage being, “Oh no, I have my…