As varicose veins are a blood circulation problem, patients may wonder whether there is an increased risk of blood clots.
Some experts say that varicose veins are not especially likely to cause a blood clot, but there is now research that indicates the reverse and in fact, according to a report published in 2018, varicose veins may quintuple the risk of blood clots.
Varicose veins are caused by blood pooling instead of returning efficiently to the heart, due to inefficient veins. The pooling blood causes the vein to become more visible, lookin swollen, stretched, lumpy and deformed. As symptoms progress, varicose veins can be uncomfortable too.
However, researchers in Taiwan believe that varicose veins increase the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
Dr. Shyue-Luen Chang, a phlebologist in the department of dermatology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan said:
“Varicose veins are not merely a cosmetic or symptomatic concern, because they may be associated with increasing risk of more serious disease.”
Private Varicose Vein Removal
Many patients are now choosing the private sector for varicose vein treatment, where the latest treatment options are available with short waiting lists.
Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centres offers a completely different experience, with high-tech solutions to get rid of the varicose veins on a day case basis. There is no need for a hospital stay – these procedures are carried out in clinic and patients are able to walk out and return home same day. There is no general anaesthetic, only a local, which also makes the procedure much more agreeable.
Varicose Vein Removal Treatments
We offer a range of varicose vein treatments using the latest laser and surgical techniques, all carried out by our experienced Vascular Surgeon on a ‘walk in walk out’ basis with no overnight stay and no general anaesthetic:
- EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) treatment offers a 95% success rate. Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer EVLA treatment at their London vein treatment centre with a renowned vascular surgeon
- ClariVein® is a treatment which combines a mechanical with a chemical action to seal
- Foam sclerotherapy an injectable treatment for smaller varicose veins or larger thread veins
- Micro surgery for physical, surgical removal of the affected vein where necessary
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.