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Beware of myths about varicose veins and venous insufficiency!

There are common myths and misunderstandings about varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Find out the truth behind these conditions.

Why suffer from unsightly and uncomfortable leg veins?

Even small varicose or spider veins may be a cosmetic problem. These can be significantly improved with painless and almost noninvasive techniques.

How serious problem can carotid artery disease be?

Carotid artery stenosis increases the risk for ischaemic strokes. It is estimated that carotid artery disease is responsible for 40% of all ischaemic …

Who is at risk of developing an aortic aneurysm?

At increased risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm are men over 60 years of age, smokers, men with arterial disease (coronary or …

Can leg ulcers heal?

Almost 2% of the adult population will develop legs ulcers which are difficult to heal. A minor injury is usually the immediate cause of …

Varicose veins tend to get worse during pregnancy!

Varicose veins may grow in size and number and cause more symptoms during pregnancy, mainly due to a hormonal cause. Some pregnant women develop …

Varicose veins in the legs can cause complications!

If you suffer from varicose veins, there is an increased risk of complications, such as inflammation (thrombophlebitis), skin eczema, leg ulcer, bleeding or leg …

People with diabetes need careful foot care daily!

Diabetes mellitus may cause neuropathy and foot deformity. This favours the development of foot and toe ulcers, dramatically increasing the risk of amputation.