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.
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.
Varicose veins and thread veins are a common problem among UK adults - particularly among women, who more commonly experience the two. However, what's the difference? What are the symptoms, and is treatment always necessary?