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Open Events 2015

I am pleased announce the dates of our next open events. Please make a note in your diary – Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September in Bristol, Dorchester, Poole and Yeovil. The exact times and venues are still in the planning stage.

What can you expect? Well, these events are a great opportunity for you to meet the vein experts and to hear about the latest treatment options for your vein problem. They include an informative educational talk, followed time for any questions you may have.

They are completely free and without any obligation. There is no hard sell and you will … Continue reading »

Why Did Simon Get Varicose Veins? You May be Surprised

Simon is a young, slim and athletic man from Bristol. He’s always been active, careful about what he eats and his weight – he is in very good health. So why did he get varicose veins?

Well, many people think that varicose veins mainly affect old people. Some think that veins are caused by pregnancy and that they usually affect women. Some people even think that really it’s your own fault if you have varicose veins: to put it bluntly, it’s because you are overweight, lazy and don’t exercise! This last theory is often held by many GPs.

Well it may surprise … Continue reading »

The Real Cause of Varicose Veins and Leg Vein Complications

Nearly all leg vein problems are caused by reflux. Let me explain – whenever any fluid travels in the wrong direction in the body, the term reflux is used. So for example, if acid comes up from the stomach in the wrong direction, the person is said to have acid indigestion reflux. Acid should go down to digest the food.

Well, blood flow in veins should go up the legs, from the foot towards the heart. If the one-way valves inside the veins are not working properly, gravity can pull the blood down towards the foot and the term vein reflux … Continue reading »

Varicose Veins From My Ovaries

Vein specialists around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of pelvic vein reflux in the development of varicose veins in the legs. Typically, ovarian vein reflux develops during pregnancy and it tends to get worse with subsequent pregnancies. For many, the pelvic vein reflux resolves when the mother has completed her family, but for some the problem persists and it requires treatment.

I have provided successful treatment to many women and recently Sarah from Hampshire kindly shared her experience.

ovarian vein reflux Sarah’s Left Leg with varicose veins (left) and … Continue reading »