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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 »

Phlebitis: 7 Things Your Doctor Should Know

Phlebitis is a term that is used by doctors and the public and there are many important facts that you and your doctor should know. Here are 7 important facts that even many doctors get wrong.

  1. Phlebitis is not caused by an infection and antibiotics are not necessary. Recently reviews in the medical literature suggest that antibiotic are frequently prescribed for phlebitis. Not only is this ineffective, but costs our healthcare system and may complications such as diarrhoea and my contribute to antibiotic resistance.
  2. Phlebitis most commonly affects the leg veins and it causes swelling, tenderness and redness along the … Continue reading »

Now Is The Time

Summer Legs

January is typically the time when thoughts turn to planning a summer holiday. Everyone wants to look good on the beach or by the swimming pool and now is the best time to have leg vein treatment. In fact, most people should consider having their spider veins and thread veins treated in the winter so that there is sufficient time for the improvement to become apparent. Also, when dealing with unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins, time should be allowed for the healing process and to … Continue reading »

First To Offer Venaseal™ in The South West

Today, The VeinCare Centre was fully accredited by Sapheon Inc as a surgical facility to provide the Venaseal™Closure procedure. My team and I treated Martin Dare  by Venaseal™ and he is the very first person in the South West to benefit from this revolutionary nonsurgical treatment for superficial venous reflux. Martin’s procedure was performed under local anaesthetic in just 22 minutes and he was kind enough to allow me to photograph him leaving The VeinCare Centre 20 minutes after the “Super Glue” procedure had been completed.

[caption id=”attachment_1944″ align=”aligncenter” width=”300″ caption=”Martin Dare surrounded by The VeinCare Centre … Continue reading »