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Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins?

Veins carry blood around your body and are an important part of our circulatory system. However, sometimes valves become weak and this can cause blood flow to back up in veins, resulting in prominent and unsightly varicose veins that are visible and protrude from under the skin.

Although varicose veins rarely pose a significant risk to your health, they can greatly affect your self-esteem due to their appearance. They can also become inflamed, especially for people that may spend a long time on their feet.

Varicose veins can form as a result of pregnancy, ageing, weight gain or natural causes. However, they will not disappear by themselves and may just get worse if left untreated.

Varicose Vein Surgery

Varicose vein surgery is a minimally invasive and relatively pain-free procedure that can help rid you of these unsightly and uncomfortable veins. Over 50,000 operations take place every year in the UK and the treatment sessions are short – typically no more than an hour.

The options for treating varicose veins will be dependent on your own requirements and physical condition. When you book a consultation, our highly trained medical team will talk you through the procedures and advise you on what is the best choice for you.

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