Varicose Vein Clinic
You can get the best varicose vein treatments here at our Varicose Vein Clinic at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. Our staff are highly trained in providing the most effective treatment for varicose veins, so you can get rid of the unsightly problem and any discomfort you may be experiencing.
You know you’ve developed varicose veins if you have bulging veins around your legs or elsewhere on your body that may not be going away or perhaps getting bigger. The condition is caused by higher blood pressure and pooling blood in the veins, which may have become weakened or even damaged for various reasons, including being overweight and mainly sedentary; smokers and older people are also at risk.
Other causes of varicose veins are injuries to the legs, pregnancy and taking hormone replacement or contraceptive pills. More women suffer from this condition than men, but men are also susceptible to developing varicose veins. It’s common that flares or “spider veins” also appear, and the skin may become scaly, ulcerated and have dark patches in areas. Pain — or a “deep ache”, as some patients describe it — and discomfort can often accompany the condition.