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Varicose Vein Transformation – Better Looking Legs

Do unsightly varicose veins or spider veins trouble you? Do they rule your life, affecting what you can wear, what kind of holiday you take and force you to keep your legs covered? My name is Dr Haroun Gajraj. I am a specialist vascular surgeon and I have been treating people with unsightly leg veins for over 30 years. I have established a team of doctors and nurses who can help you with your unsightly leg vein problem.

Based on many years of clinical experience, research of the medical literature and study of expert guidance, we … Continue reading »

How To Cure A Leg Ulcer

The majority of leg ulcers are caused by vein problems, well over 80% in fact and in most cases the cause is superficial vein reflux. This is important to know as leg ulcers can be cured by the correct treatment.

Recently, I met a lady who developed varicose veins and then over the years, the skin changed, a condition called varicose eczema. If you have watched any of my videos, you will know that varicose eczema is the precursor of a leg ulcer, it is a warning sign that the skin is being damaged and that is vulnerable. Sadly, despite seeing … Continue reading »

Vein Valves – What Do They Do?

Healthy functioning valves are vital to the proper flow of blood in the veins. But what exactly are valves, what do they do and what do they look like?

If you have any vein condition such as varicose veins, spider veins, phlebitis, varicose eczema or leg ulcers, you need to know the answers and I will give you all the information you need.

Venous valves are delicate folds in the lining of the vein that direct blood in the correct direction. In the legs, this means that they open and close to keep blood flowing from the feet, up the … Continue reading »

Leg Health – 3 Most Serious Threats

As a medical doctor, I am often asked about general health issues. Subjects such as diet, heart disease, exercise and life style. In fact, these health issues are a particular interest of mine because healthy legs are a reflection of good health generally, so much so in fact that I would go as far as to say, that if you don’t have healthy legs you can’ t be truly healthy.

Let me explain why. In my experience, there are 3 main threats to leg health: these are peripheral arterial disease shortened to PAD, chronic venous disease, about which I spend most … Continue reading »

Bleeding Varicose Veins – Do You Know What to Do?

Varicose veins have tense, thin walls and they often bulge significantly, typically producing knobbly skin over the affected area. The vein can be burst by a gentle knock, and this may result in profuse bleeding. Shock will quickly develop if the bleeding is not controlled.

imageSt John Ambulance has provided these these simple steps to help:

  • Help the casualty to lie down on their back. Raise and support the injured leg as high as possible to immediately reduce the amount of bleeding.
  • Rest the injured leg on your shoulder or a chair. Apply … Continue reading »

5 Things About Veins That Are Not True

There are Five Common “Lies” or “Myths” that even your family doctor may believe.

There is a lot of nonsense talked about veins and I’m going to tell you the commonest 5 myths about varicose veins. The first myth is that pregnancy causes varicose veins. This is simply wrong. Varicose veins may appear in pregnancy for the first time if there is a pre-disposition to a condition called superficial venous reflux in which the valves are unhealthy. Many men as well as women who have not had children are affected by varicose veins. The latest research suggests that almost as many … Continue reading »

How To Get Rid Of Varicose Eczema

If you have varicose eczema this post will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get rid of it.

Varicose eczema is important. It is a warning sign that you have a serious problem with the vein circulation. If neglected it can progress onto become a leg ulcer causing pain, odour and disability. Leg ulcers can be a recurring problem and may involve prolonged treatment to get them healed. So taking action before they develop, that is when varicose eczema starts is well worth it.

So why do you have varicose eczema? Well first of all, … Continue reading »

How To Get Rid of Leg Ulcers

If you have a venous leg ulcer this article will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get it healed.

You are not alone, literally thousands of people develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and for many people even once the leg ulcer is healed, they can come back. So they can be a recurring problem.

Despite the pain, odour and disability they cause, leg ulcers remain a problem neglected by the health service.

So why do you have a leg ulcer? Well 8 out of 10 leg ulcers are caused by a … Continue reading »

Varicose Veins Are Not Simply Cosmetic

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Varicose Eczema and Atrophie Blanche

Varicose Veins are  not simply a cosmetic problem. If left untreated, a significant number of people will suffer phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulceration. 

Nearly 10 years ago, a study from the USA by respected phlebologist Nick Labropoulos investigated 116 legs in 190 patients who were waiting for varicose vein surgery. These patients had a second duplex ultrasound scan between 1 and 43 months after the initial examination with a median of 19 months. In this period of time, 11.2% had progression … Continue reading »

Latest Advice on Compression Stockings After Vein Treatment

Evidence published in June in the prestigious medical journal The British Journal of Surgery confirms our own research that at present there is very little evidence to be dogmatic about compression following vein treatment. This has important implications for you.

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The team of UK academics reviewed seven randomised controlled trials comparing different durations and methods of compression after surgery (now regarded as obsolete my many), foam sclerotherapy, and endovenous laser ablation. Their conclusion was that there is currently very little … Continue reading »