Varicose Veins

What are varicose veins?

The term ‘varicose’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘grape-like’. Varicose veins are dilated blood vessels that are visible and at times can be felt.

varicose veins

The term ‘varicose’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘grape-like’. Varicose veins are dilated blood vessels that are visible and at times can be felt.  They are usually present along the legs, more common in females and can lead to major distress.  The veins can first appear as thin greenish streaks and increase in size and in some cases reach a few centimetres in diameter. Up to 50% of patients may have some signs and symptoms of pulling feeling, pain, itchiness, swelling at the ankles, eczema, spider veins next to the big varicose veins and change in colour around the veins.

 What treatments are available?

1. Modern Treatment

The newest treatment method for varicose veins, is  the use of an Endovenous radio-frequency machine. A probe is inserted inside the vein and a radio-frequency signal is sent, which leads to sclerosis of the venous walls. There are various laser probes that can also be used with equal success.  This procedure can be carried out under general or even local anaesthetic. This treatment is quite expensive and the success rate is not far superior to sclerotherapy.

2. Clayever treatment

Apply clayever gel single application onto the effected skin 2 or 3 times daily. Wash as needed before applying it again. At night apply the gel and go to sleep with it without washing. It takes quite sometimes to heals, because clay as a NATURAL product takes sometimes to heal. It may take 3 or 4 150g Clayever bottle before you can see the difference.

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