Vascular disease is the collective term for diseases that affect the arteries, veins and lymphatics. It is a common as heart disease and cancer and accounts for some 40% of deaths in the UK.
We sometimes have patients who come into the clinic asking about treatments for their varicose veins but on examination, it turns out that they have spider veins. We thought it would be helpful to explain the differences between the two.
Warm seas, sandy beaches and long lazy days in the sun – who doesn’t love a holiday? But the prospect of baring a little more flesh than usual often prompts a flurry of enquiries about varicose vein treatments. We thought it would be interesting to share some questions from patients and the answers provided by our specialist vein doctors.
Dr Suneeta Kochhar, skin specialist at Cooden Medical Group, shares some advice on looking after you skin in the sun
We’ve been enjoying some lovely warm weather in East Sussex this year and with holiday season fast approaching, many people will be looking forward to time off in the sun. But whether you are planning a staycation on the Sunshine Coast or are jetting off somewhere more exotic, do be sensible about exposing your skin to the sun.
It’s a commonly held belief that varicose veins only affect women of a certain age, so nothing for men to worry about, right? Actually, wrong – men get them too.