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Tips for Healthy Legs on Holiday

If you are planning a trip to a hot sunny holiday destination, here are my tips for keeping your legs healthy.

  1. Firstly, I suggest you consider ways of reducing the risks of leg swelling and deep vein thrombosis on the journey, particularly if you are going on a long haul flight.  Do the inflight exercises, keep hydrated, keep moving and consider medical compression socks.
  2. When you get to your vacation destination, the heat will inevitably increase your tendency to leg swelling. If you have a tendency to oedema anyway, this will be worse in hot weather. Now oedema increases your risk of … Continue reading »

Varicose Eczema without Varicose Veins – A Important Lesson

Did you know, that you can develop varicose eczema without any varicose veins? It’s important, because, if you have a rash on your calf, near your ankle, you may be at risk of ulceration without even knowing it.

Superficial venous reflux is a condition which commonly affects the legs. It is characterised by a failure of the one way valves in the veins under the skin. The delicate folds in the vein lining do not meet and blood can travel backwards down the vein in the wrong direction. The commonest problem that arises is the appearance of varicose veins. But other … Continue reading »

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