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Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are defined as veins that are more than 3mm in diameter. They are usually palpable.

What causes Varicose Veins?

They develop from dilated branches of the superficial venous system or even sometimes from the main saphenous veins themselves, as they are under increased pressure from the blood in dilated veins. This is incresaed pressure is known as venous hypertension.

As the pressure increases, these veins become more dilatedand subsequently become visible as 'varicose veins'.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Common symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, swollen ankles and feet, itching, heavy legs, tired and aching legs especially towards the end of the day or after prolonged periods of standing or sitting

Varicose Veins Treatment

Read more details on the Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) Procedure.

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Contacts

Room 1521 Christiaan Barnard Hospital, Cape Town, 8001.

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