We tend to associate varicose veins with a person of a certain age, possibly carrying a bit more than they should and probably more comfortable on a couch than in the gym. But this is not the case at all. Our patient Claire Moor knocks these stereotypes right out of the water: She is young, slim, fit and a keen runner. But unfortunately, running seems to make her symptoms worse.
Until relatively recently if you had varicose veins you had two options – you either put up with them or you went into hospital for a major operation. Nowadays, thanks to advances in keyhole and laser surgery, getting rid of varicose veins is a lot more convenient. Cooden Medical Group’s Dr Mo Faris talks about two of the most effective treatments.
Beverly Moore, our operations manager has been named as one of the finalists for Mentor of the Year in the Business Women Excellence Awards. She has been selected for her leadership skills and the positive impact she has had on the business.
The menopause used to be something of a taboo subject, coyly referred to as “the change”. But celebrities like Zoe Ball and Meg Mathews talking openly about their experiences will hopefully encourage more women to stop suffering in silence. Mini Nair, our consultant gynaecologist, says women don’t need to grit their teeth and put up with symptoms as medical help is available. She tells us more here.
This week is National Eczema Week, initiated by The National Eczema Society to inform and support people with eczema.