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Vein Incompetence – “Hidden Varicose Veins”

Varicose veins are commonly thought of as being lumpy, enlarged, blue/purplish veins on the legs. Those are clearly visible varicose veins, but just as many people again are thought to suffer from ‘hidden varicose veins’.  Up to 40% of adults get ‘superficial valve failure’, where the blood flow becomes inefficient. About half of these have classic […]

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Summer Shorts Expose Thread Vein Problems

The weekend of warm weather has seen the shorts come out for the first time this year, as temperatures remained steadily in the 20’s and even reached 25C in Cambridge.  Exposing your skin to the sun feels good, but wearing shorts again may bring mixed feelings for those with vein problems. Thread veins or varicose veins […]

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EVLA vs Vein Stripping Study

EVLA brings a new solution for varicose veins, but the NHS still favours traditional vein stripping surgery. How do the two approaches compare? EVLA (endovenous laser ablation), also known as EVLT, is a treatment which uses laser to seal off the bulging and uncomfortable blue/purple veins. It offers 95% success rate and a relatively fast procedure […]

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When Should You Treat Thread Veins?

Thread veins can appear on the face or body for a variety of reasons.  At first, many patients hope that they’ll simply go away again. However, this is very unlikely to be the case. Thread veins are veins which appear visible at the surface of the skin because they are damaged. This damage is generally […]

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Can Butcher’s Broom Help Thread Veins?

Many patients are keen to explore natural alternatives to improving difficult vein problems – especially while they are in early stages – to either delay or avoid medical treatment. One natural ingredient which is thought to have good properties for vein problems is Butcher’s Broom. Butcher’s broom is a plant, also known as Balai du […]

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Global Varicose Vein Trends

Varicose veins are said to affect up to 1 in 3 adults over the age of 45. But do they affect all cultures? And how does treatment vary? A new report into varicose veins shows that there are certainly differences in the numbers of treatments carried out. Global Varicose Veins Market North America dominates the […]

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Report Forecasts Growth of Varicose Veins Treatments

Varicose Vein Treatment Market: By Product (Radiofrequency Ablation Devices, Laser Ablation Devices, Others); By Treatment (Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Ablation, Others) & By Region (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, RoW)-Forecast (2016-2022) A new report forecasts global growth of varicose vein treatments, with a variety of underlying drivers: Global development of advanced and progressively less-invasive treatment procedures Rise in […]

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Can Tattoos Cause Varicose Veins?

With the increasing popularity of ‘body art’ tattoos, one question concerns whether or not tattooing can cause varicose veins. Looking at expert opinion both from doctors and tattoo artists, the short answer is no – there is no known relationship between vein problems and tattoos. In fact, the tattoo needle should not go anywhere near deep […]

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How Laser Works for Thread Vein Treatment

The advent of laser has provided patients with a very attractive and appealing option for treating unsightly facial veins, thread veins, spider veins and broken capillaries.  Laser machines work by targeting the darker colour of the visible veins against the lighter coloured healthy skin. The darker areas absorb the laser energy and become very hot, which […]

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Exercise After Varicose Vein Removal

What to expect after varicose vein treatment is a very common question among those who exercise regularly. After a period of recovery, many patients find that the relief from varicose veins gives a number of positive benefits enabling them to improve performance. As they feel more comfortable without the varicose veins, they are able to build stamina […]