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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 »

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 »