Venous conditions affect many people around the world. See how Vein Health Medical Clinic is dispelling the myths that keep them from seeking treatment at http://veinhealth.com.au/about-us.
Melbourne, Victoria -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/04/2016 -- Studies have shown that chronic venous disease is the most common vascular condition affecting the lower limb. Sigvaris, the world leader in the production of medical compression garments, estimates that 30 percent of women and 10 percent of men in industrialized countries around the world consult their general practitioners about signs and symptoms of varicose veins.
It is with these people in mind that Vein Health Medical Clinic is introducing several guides that have been written with the purpose of educating the population about varicose veins. Available on their website at http://www.veinhealth.com.au/, the guides aim to help people understand what causes varicose veins, how to identify them, and why it's important to seek vein treatment early on.
Peter Paraskevas, the phlebologist who established Vein Health Medical Clinic, stated "There are so many myths out there about varicose veins. Unfortunately, many of these untruths are negatively affecting people with this condition. For example, some believe that varicose veins are strictly a cosmetic problem, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Varicose veins develop because of an underlying problem with the venous valves that keep blood from flowing in the wrong direction. When left untreated, varicose veins can lead to swelling, skin discoloration and hardening, and even ulceration and clots."
Paraskevas goes on to say, "Along with mistaking varicose veins for a purely cosmetic problem, another myth that keeps people from seeking the proper treatment is that removing varicose veins involves painful surgery and a lot of downtime. The truth is that new laser technology and modern sclerotherapy techniques have proven safe, effective, and efficient, requiring no hospital stay or downtime. By giving patients more information about these treatments on our website, we hope to encourage them to seek help with their varicose veins before their condition worsens."
"Varicose veins can affect men and women of all ages. The guides that our team has published on our website helps people understand that they don't have to be plagued by uncomfortable and unsightly symptoms. The varicose veins treatment that we offer can help them live a life free of the pain and worry that comes with vein problems."
About Vein Health Medical Clinic
Vein Health Medical Clinic was established by Dr. Peter Paraskevas to meet the needs of patients suffering with venous disease using the most up-to-date treatment methods available. Their team of medical experts aim to treat varicose veins, spider veins, lymphoedema, and leg ulcers without the pain and scarring side effects of traditional surgery. They approach treatment plans holistically, making the latest and safest non-surgical techniques available to patients in a relaxed environment. The team believes in both treating the underlying vein health issue as well as obtaining the best possible aesthetic result for the patient.