Exercising when you have varicose veins

Varicose veins happen when the valves inside your leg veins don’t close properly. These valves help deoxygenated blood travel against gravity back to your heart and lungs. The valves are one way, so they open when blood is pushed up and close behind it to prevent it from falling back down – a bit like a lock gate in a canal. But sometimes there is a problem with the valve and it allows blood to leak back down the vein where it pools, putting pressure on the wall of the vein. Eventually the vein will stretch and bulge up through the skin.

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Treatment of the month

Throughout August we are offering treatment packages for the eyes and neck with award-winning Redensity1.

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Micro-needling treatments at the Cooden Clinic

We’re delighted to announce that our aesthetic nurse practitioner Amanda Combes has recently qualified to carry out micro-needling treatments. Micro-needling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure to help rejuvenate the skin and is usually carried out on the face to treat a range of problems including:

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Going on holiday when you have varicose veins

Concerned that your varicose veins may be bothersome on the flight or while you are away? Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Lal Senaratne from Cooden Medical Group’s Canterbury Clinic has some advice.

Concerned that your varicose veins may be bothersome on the flight or while you are away? Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Lal Senaratne from Cooden Medical Group’s Canterbury Clinic has some advice.

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Looking after your skin in the sun

May is skin cancer awareness month, a timely reminder to us all to protect our skin from the sun’s potentially harmful rays. Dr Suneeta Kochhar, skin specialist at Cooden Medical Group, has some advice.

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