Restless Legs: The Untold Story

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As featured in the April issue of MedForum magazine. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a poorly understood but relatively common condition that increases in prevalence with age (5–15% incidence). RLS typically causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs to reduce uncomfortable sensations. Symptoms most commonly appear shortly after laying down/resting at night. Patients often have difficulty describing the unpleasant …

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Do I Need Varicose Vein Treatment?

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Suffering from varicose veins? For too long patients have been told that treatment for varicose veins is “cosmetic only” and not necessary. We know now that this is wrong; every year, 1 in 23 people with varicose veins will experience progression of their symptoms1. This can result in swollen ankles, leg ulcers, skin discolouration, and more – not to mention …

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How Does Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins Work?

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So you’ve heard of the traditional surgical stripping procedure for varicose veins, but how does laser vein treatment work? Below we cover the basics of this modern procedure. What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are blue-purple swollen, bulging veins most commonly found on the legs. They are caused by a predominantly inherited condition called venous reflux, a malfunction of the …

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What is Sclerotherapy and How Does it Work?

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The Vein Clinic specialises in minimally invasive, non-surgical varicose vein treatments. Sclerotherapy is one such option. Below we delve into the details. What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a treatment option for varicose veins that involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the targeted vein using tiny needles. This solution makes the vein walls collapse and stick together, thus sealing off …

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Are Varicose Veins Treatable Without Surgery?

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Varicose veins were traditionally treated by invasive surgeries with long recovery periods. However, surgery is no longer the only option! What are Varicose Veins? Bulging, twisted, and throbbing veins, most commonly in the legs, are called varicose veins. Normally, small valves in veins regulate blood flow to the heart by opening when muscles contract. When muscles relax, gravity causes the …

The Vein Clinic’s Corona Cautious Precautions

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We recognise the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally, so we want to assure you that we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe and continue providing excellent care to our patients. What are we doing? As a specialist medical practice with a private on-site treatment room, we already have comprehensive and strict hygiene and infection …

How effective is vein treatment?

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How effective is vein treatment?This article has a video – click here if you don’t want to readHow effective is vein treatment?If you have been considering vein treatment, because you notice bulging veins (called varicose veins in medical terms), then you may also have wondered how effective the various treatment options are in helping you get rid of the problem. …

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Will treatment of varicose veins hurt?

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About minimally invasive options for vein treatment.This article has a video – click here if you don’t want to readAbout varicose veins treatmentAt the Perth Vein Clinic we offer a range of minimally invasive procedures. Based on the latest research, and on our own experience at the clinic, we are confident to say that vein experts around the world now …