Early-stage varicose vein symptoms

How do you know if you’re getting varicose veins? Most people don’t recognise the early-stage symptoms, but if you do catch them early and get them treated, you could save yourself a lot of discomfort and protect yourself from developing more serious ...

Does massage help varicose veins?

Massage therapy has a whole host of benefits when it comes to easing the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. It helps to reduce stress, reduce pain and muscle tension, improve circulation, optimise immune function and even lower your heart rate a ...

How are varicose veins removed?

If you imagine varicose vein treatment to involve painful vein stripping surgery and a long, uncomfortable recovery period, we have good news for you. Modern, non-surgical procedures such as Radiofrequency Ablation, Endovenous Laser Treatment and Ult ...

Treatment for varicose veins on the NHS

If you are considering getting treatment for your varicose veins you may be wondering if you can get treatment from the National Health Service (NHS). In most cases, the answer is no. It must be clinically necessary for the NHS to consider treating a ...

Will varicose veins disappear with weight loss?

It’s no secret that being a healthy weight is beneficial for our health. But will varicose veins disappear with weight loss? Unfortunately not. However, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight does support venous health. Read on to find out how, a ...

The benefits of exercise for varicose veins

Given the many health benefits of keeping fit, it’s easy to see it as a panacea for all issues. But what does it do for vein health? Here we look at the benefits and limitations of exercise for varicose veins. How do varicose veins develop? There are ...

How do I get rid of varicose veins on my legs?

For many, varicose veins cause discomfort and self-consciousness. So, what are the options for getting rid of them? Here we look at the most effective treatments, and the ones to avoid. What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are swollen veins that b ...

Is walking good for varicose veins?

It’s common knowledge that sitting or standing for long periods can contribute to the development and worsening of varicose veins. But to what extent is walking good for varicose veins and the associated symptoms? Here, we explore how gentle hikes ca ...

Does varicose vein cream work?

For many, varicose veins cause pain and discomfort, not to mention self-consciousness when summer arrives. It's tempting to experiment with the many creams available that claim to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and relieve discomfort. In th ...