Do you want to LEARN more about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of varicose veins such as phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulcers? Do you want to know about the treatment options available for these conditions?
The VeinCare Team will give a talk about Vein Conditions including:
- Leg Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
- Broken Veins affecting the face
- The Cosmetic Treatment of Hand Veins and Arm Veins
- The Medical Complications of Varicose Veins
- Modern Treatment Options such as Endovenous Laser Treatment and Sclerotherapy
- Treatment under local anaesthetic without surgery on a “walk in, walk out basis”
- Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
VARICOSE VEINS – AN IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUE
Varicose veins are not just cosmetic and of no health importance. They usually get worse and if you have varicose veins for long enough, it is likely you will suffer one or more significant complications.
Firstly, phlebitis is a condition characterised by inflammation and clotting within the varicose veins. The area becomes hot, red and painful. The clot within the vein can spread very quickly into the deep veins causing a deep vein thrombosis. Everyone with suspected phlebitis should have duplex ultrasound scan of the veins.
Secondly, varicose eczema is a condition of the skin that signifies that the skin is damaged and deprived of nutrients and oxygen. It typically occurs on the lower leg and varicose eczema is vulnerable to ulceration.
Thirdly, varicose veins can bleed. This is not very common, but big varicose veins on the lower leg are vulnerable and they are under very high pressure, so if they are injured, bleeding can be very serious.
Fourthly, varicose veins are a risk factor for DVT. Severe varicose veins increase the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis in certain situations such as a long-haul flight or admission to hospital.
Lastly, varicose veins are a major cause of leg ulcers; 80% leg ulcers are caused by vein problems and early varicose vein treatment can prevent ulcers and speed up healing if you already have one.
Want to know more? Book a place at one of the VeinCare Centre free information events
These Open Events are a marvellous opportunity to meet the team and hear us explain what causes these common vein conditions and what can be done about them! There will be ample time to ask questions
and there will be SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND
These Open Events are free and open to members of the public and healthcare professionals*. However, you must book in advance as places are limited and they are offered on a “first come, first served” basis.
Book your place now to avoid disappointment.
These educational events are not a substitute for a full consultation, but those who attend may be eligible for a special concessionary rate for a consultation and duplex ultrasound scan.
VENUES, DATES AND TIMES
• Saturday 7th March at 10AM at the Wessex Royale hotel in Dorchester
• Saturday 14th March at 11.30AM at the Yeovil Court Hotel in Yeovil
• Saturday 4th April at 10AM at the Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown
Places are limited so call 01935 873951 now to reserve your place or use our contact form
*Healthcare professionals who attend will receive a CPD certificate of attendance equivalent to 1.5 hours of study (1.5 CPD points)
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