Are your veins healthy? The Varicose Veins MOT

We’re slaves to getting our cars checked in annual MOTs, but how often do we take the time to check our own health? Probably not often enough. It’s estimated that nearly 3 in 10 of us will suffer from varicose veins at some point in our lives, with even more being plagued by smaller spider… Continue reading Are your veins healthy? The Varicose Veins MOT

Alternatives to vein stripping

50% of varicose veins are treated via a technique known as stripping – a complicated surgical procedure which involves tying off problem veins and removing them. With most patients advised to take 14-21 days off work post-procedure and general anaesthetic commonly used, the surgery is invasive despite its frequent use. And this, alongside the progression of alternative… Continue reading Alternatives to vein stripping

To Sit or Not to Sit: The Lowdown on Varicose Veins

We’re frequently faced with studies showing how our sedentary lifestyles are shortening our lives. An Australian study published in 2012 found that prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-causes of mortality, independent of physical activity and it is not the only recent study. Too much standing up exacts a lot of pressure of the… Continue reading To Sit or Not to Sit: The Lowdown on Varicose Veins