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The Impact of Summer on Varicose Veins

The Impact of Summer on Varicose Veins

Summer is looming and, for a lot of us, that means tired, aching legs. This applies even more so if you have varicose veins. If you have varicose veins, you’ll understand how uncomfortable they can be – not to mention unsightly. The fact that summer is the season of...

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Varicose veins are a common problem among both women and men, especially from middle age. One major contributing factor in the development of varicose veins, or which occurs alongside them, is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). It is a long-term issue that should be...

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Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

Is Sclerotherapy right for you? As many as 20% of people will experience varicose veins at some point in their lifetime, with women being somewhat more vulnerable to them than men. Varicose veins are not simply of cosmetic concern. They can also cause pain, aching,...

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Do you have varicose veins? Varicose veins are a common condition affecting both men and women, particularly from middle age. While genetics, obesity, and standing for long periods in the workplace all play a role in developing the condition, women will develop the...

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Spider Vein Removal – How Much Does it Cost?

Spider Vein Removal – How Much Does it Cost?

Spider veins, though the smallest of varicose veins, can still be of significant concern, particularly in terms of the appearance of your legs. Many people, especially women, seek to have their spider veins removed for cosmetic purposes and to prevent the condition...

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Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

“Don’t cross your legs; you’ll get varicose veins”. How many of you heard this from your mothers or grandmothers in your youth? (Or in my case, my great grandmother!) Is it true? Does crossing your legs lead to the development of varicose veins? Varicose veins are...

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What Causes Leg Pain?

What Causes Leg Pain?

Leg pain is a common complaint, especially as we get older. It is any pain or discomfort which occurs between the groin and the ankle. It can be moderate or severe, acute or chronic. Symptoms may come and go, or they may be continuous. Chronic leg pain can last for...

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11 Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

11 Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

A very common condition in men and women from middle age, varicose veins occur when the veins (usually in the lower legs) become enlarged and swollen.  One in five adults will experience varicose veins at some stage during their life. The main causes include genetics,...

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What Causes Varicose Veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be a problem for many people all year round, but summer seems to be the time they are most annoying. Between hotter weather and humidity exacerbating their discomfort, to the cosmetic implications of visible and unsightly veins when you wish to wear...

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Types of Varicose Veins

Types of Varicose Veins

A lot of people experience varicose veins, but either delay treatment or do not even consider having them treated. While ignoring the issue can be tempting, it is never a good idea, as varicose veins are a progressive condition which will usually become worse....

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Why You Should Avoid Surgical Stripping of Varicose Veins

Why You Should Avoid Surgical Stripping of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are abnormal veins which appear swollen, dark, twisted, or prominent blue or purple and can be seen through the skin. They are caused by malfunction of the valves within the blood vessel which prevent blood flowing backwards, due in part to the effect...

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