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How Common Are Varicose Veins?

Many people are affected by vein conditions. But just how common are they?

 

The Bonn Vein Study is one of the largest and most quoted medical studies looking at how common venous disease is. It looked at over 3000 adults: the participants completed a questionnaire, they were examined carefully and they underwent an ultrasound scan. They were allocated into one of 7 classes. C0 being a completely normal assessment with no signs of vein abnormality all the way to C6 which is an open leg ulcer. There are 3 striking findings from this study. … Continue reading »

Hand Varicose Veins

Hand Veins: True varicose veins on the hand caused by a serious underlying health problem are rare. They may be caused by an obstruction of the deep veins of the arm, for example by a deep vein thrombosis or by compression of the deep veins by a cervical rib (an extra rib in the neck) but in the vast majority of cases, the arm and hand veins function normally and they look prominent because the person has a very low body fat, or because the structures that support the hand veins have become very thin…. Continue reading »

VenaSeal™ In Bristol – A First For The VeinCare Centre

Today, I performed the  FIRST VenaSeal™ procedure in Bristol. Sue West, who lives in Bristol,  has been troubled by aching, throbbing varicose veins in both legs for many years. She had been to see her GP, but unfortunately, treatment was not available on the NHS. Her duplex ultrasound scan confirmed that she had severe reflux in the superficial veins in both legs. This reflux was the cause of her ache, throbbing, swelling and unsightly varicose veins. I discussed the various treatment options with her and she decided to go ahead with the VenaSeal™ procedure. I was able to treat … Continue reading »

Bristol VeinCare Centre – New Clinic Opens

The VeinCare Centre is pleased to announce a new specialist private vein clinic opening in Bristol, treating varicose veins, thread veins (spider veins) as well as the complications of veins such as varicose eczema, phlebitis (inflammation of the veins), clots and ulcers.

Bristol location of the VeinCare Centre

Litfield House Medical Centre

From October, Dr Haroun Gajraj will consult at Litfield House in Bristol. Litfield House is located in a prestigious part of Clifton in Bristol and it already provides facilities for … Continue reading »