Thrombophlebitis is a condition where veins, normally in the lower half of the body become inflamed due to the presence of a blood clot or clots. Professor Mark Whiteley talks about the treatment that is required for thrombophlebitis and what symptoms we should be seeking emergency treatment for.
When someone has thrombophlebitis, blood clots within the vein and this irritates the vein wall. A thrombus or blood clot is formed in the vein and as part of the healing process, the vein wall becomes inflamed. Together these factors cause the vein to become hard, tender, red and hot. Professor Mark Whiteley tells us exactly what thrombophlebitis is and the different types that exist.
Varicose veins and leg ulcers are both unsightly conditions that can cause pain, discomfort, and swelling. They often occur together, and evidence is emerging that treating varicose veins could help leg ulcers to heal. Leading vascular surgeon Mr Philip Coleridge Smith explains...
In the last 20 years, vascular surgery has undergone a revolution. Traditional surgical methods have been joined by new minimally invasive techniques. How do heat, foam, and even lasers treat varicose veins? And how effective are they compared to surgery? Expert vascular surgeon Mr Philip Coleridge Smith is here to explain:
Varicose veins are a common problem, which can cause unpleasant symptoms of aching legs, skin discolouration and leg ulcers. Expert vascular surgeon Ms Sophie Renton tells the true story of one of her cases to show us how to treat persistent varicose veins.
Varicose veins – many of us have them, and a lot us don’t like them, but can we prevent varicose veins? If we already have them, can we treat them? Leading vascular surgeon, Mr S. Tawqeer Rashid, discusses the options of both varicose vein prevention and treatment.
Varicose veins can be a real pain – these swollen and twisted blood vessels don’t work properly and can lead to a variety of problems. Leading vascular surgeon Ms Sophie Renton explains the options for treating varicose veins.
While most of us have heard of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you may not have heard of a similar condition called superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). As their names suggest, DVT occurs in deep veins, while SVT forms closer to the skin. While generally less serious than its deeper counterpart, SVT is nonetheless something you shouldn’t ignore. Leading London vascular surgeon Mr Ian Franklin explains why.
Varicose veins are very common and whilst they are mostly not problematic, sometimes they can lead to occasional health issues. Mr S. Tawqeer Rashid, an experienced vascular surgeon, tells us exactly what risks are associated with varicose veins, and when you should seek medical advice or treatment.