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3 Common Varicose Vein Myths Busted

There are a lot of myths out there surrounding varicose veins and some can be problematic if they are to be believed. Therefore, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the truth behind these misconceptions. Here you’ll discover 3 common varicose vein myths and the truth behind them. 1. Varicose veins aren’t harmful While thankfully a […]

What Are the Risks of Endothermal Ablation Surgery?

Endothermal ablation surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the treatment of varicose veins. However, like any surgery it can present some risks. Before deciding whether or not to go ahead with the procedure, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into. Common general side effects The most common side effects […]

Varicose Veins Treatment Market Set to Grow by 6.9% by 2021

Varicose veins not only look unpleasant, but they can also be extremely painful. However, the good news is that thanks to innovative techniques and advances in technology, they have never been easier to treat. Minimally invasive procedures have increased the popularity of varicose vein surgery, with new research showing an expected further growth of 6.9% […]

Older patients may miss out on varicose vein treatments on NHS

These are turbulent times for the NHS and to add to junior doctor strikes and contract concerns, is a health rationing row between NHS chiefs and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). Six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the Birmingham region are looking at plans to cut funding for a whole range of operations, from […]

Men drive up demand for varicose vein treatments

Varicose veins may seem the bane of middle-aged women, but experts now believe that they are just as likely to affect men as women – the difference is that, in the past, women were more likely to seek treatment. However, that’s all set to change as men are becoming increasingly motivated to seek a solution […]

Endothermal ablation: the varicose vein treatment you should be offered

The NHS is facing its worse financial crisis in a generation according to regulators. Estimates published towards the end of 2015 suggest that the NHS is heading towards an annual deficit of at least £2 billion . This is attributed to increased care requirements for an ageing population, restricted budgets and unexpected staffing costs. Whilst […]

Help! I have varicose veins. What are my treatment options?

Varicose veins affect about a third of the UK population, mainly women. The condition results from enlarged veins in the legs, forcing the blood to flow in reverse. In some patients the symptoms are hardly noticeable but in others the level of discomfort can be severe with itchiness, cramps, continual throbbing and heaviness in the […]

Two new treatments launched at Cornwall Vein Clinic

Cornwall Vein Clinic is introducing two new keyhole treatments for varicose veins, that avoid the need for multiple local anaesthetic injections during the treatment, and are potentially quicker to carry out. Both techniques are similar to existing techniques as they involve placing a catheter in the vein through a small incision in the calf or […]