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Varicose vein treatment

Varicose veins and leg swelling – diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is a disease that is caused by impeding blood flow from the venous system. It may be caused by impaired valve function in either superficial veins (varicose vein disease) or deep veins (venous thrombosis). Venous insufficiency is caused by stagnation of blood in the venous system, which increases the blood pressure in […]

Varicose vein treatment

5 most common myths about varicose veins

One of the most common vein diseases is called Chronic Venous Disease (CVD). Despite many studies, some aspects have still not been fully explained, and unfortunately, the knowledge of CVD disease is full of unreal information. Reasons as delaying treatment, unproven methods or incorrect recommendations are sadly leading to serious complications. With careful treatment however, […]

Varicose vein treatment

Causes of pain in varicose veins

One of the most common reasons for visiting a vascular surgeon is leg pain and varicose veins. The pain is described as sharp, tearing, burning or tingling kind of pain. Moreover the patient can be affected by numbness, feel a sudden change in skin temperature, have the feeling of squeezing, stinging or have the so-called […]

Varicose vein treatment

5 ways to manage your varicose veins during summertime

The heat wave is approaching, the air temperature is rising to almost 30 degrees. It is time for holidays. Summer is also a period of worsening symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency and the appearance of serious complications. Where do they come from and how can we protect ourselves? Causes of worsening symptoms of venous insufficiency: […]

Varicose vein treatment

How to treat varicose veins and avoiding complications?

Varicose veins are a symptom of venous insufficiency. They are most often caused by insufficient valves in the main trunks of the superficial veins – in the great and small saphenous veins. Venous insufficiency is usually genetic. Incorrect structure of the vessel walls causes a loss of elasticity and a tendency to stretch them. The […]

Varicose vein treatment

Summer – the best time for treating varicose veins

Is summertime really suitable for laser treatment of varicose veins? Isn’t it better to wait for cooler autumn days? These are the most frequently asked questions. At the root of these questions is the fear of complications and unwillingness to wear compression stockings in hot weather. Dr. Norbert Zapotoczny is a specialist in vascular surgery […]