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.
Swollen, twisted veins can crop up on our legs at any time of life, but particularly as we get older. These varicose veins can lead to a number of other problems. What causes varicose veins and what happens once you have them? Esteemed vascular surgeon Ms Sophie Renton is here with answers.
Haemorrhoids are common – over half of us will have haemorrhoids at some point in life. Because of this, demand for treatment is huge and can involve quite a long wait. So what can you do in the meantime to manage the pain? We asked leading venous surgeon Prof Mark Whiteley for his top tips.
Spider veins (also known as thread veins) are small pink or purple visually prominent blood vessels seen most often on the lower limbs, but they can occur on any part of the body. Mr Ian Franklin, an experienced vascular surgeon, explains what spider veins are, their causes, and how they can be treated.
Some people are not bothered if the veins on their hands are visible. For others, prominent bulging hand veins can feel like a nightmare – unsightly or even a sign of their age. What causes hand veins to bulge and what can be done? Leading vascular surgeon and pioneer in endothermal laser ablation Mr David Greenstein explains.
Our blood vessels are very important, carrying blood, oxygen, and nutrients around our bodies to keep us alive. Therefore weak spots on the blood vessel walls known as aneurysms can be a serious problem. But what exactly is an aortic aneurysm? What happens when you have one in your abdomen? Expert Mr Barun Majumder explains.