Varicose Veins & Tattoos

Varicose Veins & Tattoos

Varicose Veins & Tattoos Is a tattoo a good idea? While precise numbers are hard to come by, it is estimated that there are some 700 tattoo parlours in South Africa, with a combined turnover of at least R60Mper year. Perceptions around tattoos have shifted...
The history of varicose veins

The history of varicose veins

The history of varicose veins Varicose veins have been an issue for thousands of years During the pandemic, South Africans have had to adjust to not being able to buy alcohol and cigarettes as freely as they used to be able to – and sometimes not at all. While there...
Varicose Veins – circulation

Varicose Veins – circulation

What is the circulatory system? Varicose veins are essentially a defect in your circulatory system, in the sense that they result in blood not going where it is supposed to. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, varicose veins are the result of faulty valves in your...
Consequences of ignoring varicose veins

Consequences of ignoring varicose veins

Don’t ignore your varicose veins Why you should never turn a blind eye Like many medical conditions, varicose veins can seem relatively benign at first (although many people regard them as unsightly). Often, they only get worse gradually, which can lead some patients...
When treatment isn’t possible

When treatment isn’t possible

When varicose treatment isn’t really an option Complicating factors can sometimes limit your options If you’re a regular reader of our blogs, you’ll know that while varicose veins can be unsightly and painful, a number of excellent treatment options exist. With modern...