Varicose veins are a common disease

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13. March 2018

Overweight, lack of exercise & Co.: Modern lifestyle puts pressure on veins

Millions of Germans suffer from spider veins and varicose veins. But why are the legs of some people severely affected even at a young age, whereas others never have such problems? What is certain is that in addition to age and our genes, our lifestyle also influences the development and progression of venous diseases. The good news is that already existing spider veins or varicose veins can be removed gently with sclerotherapy. Continue
1. June 2016

Healthy legs well into old age: Sclerotherapy for treating spider and varicose veins

More and more people are getting older – and, naturally, they want to enjoy their extra years with optimum health. But longer life expectancy and a modern lifestyle means that venous problems are becoming an increasingly important issue. Sclerotherapy, which has been established for decades, can gently remove spider and varicose veins and greatly improve patient well-being, as has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies and more than 150 million successfully treated patients. Continue
13. November 2015

International comparison: Growing awareness of healthy legs

Conspicuous features such as spider veins and varicose veins may considerably affect self-confidence and enjoyment of life. But hardly anyone in the western world – whether in Europe or the USA – is completely free of vein problems. Bluish or reddish-purple spider veins can be seen clearly, winding along in the skin of the legs. In most cases, spider veins and small varicose veins are initially only a cosmetic problem, but they can also be the forerunners of a deeper-seated vein disease. Anyone who thinks that varicose veins are primarily a disease of the elderly is mistaken. Young people can also be affected by this very common disease. Many studies carried out in countries throughout the world have shown that chronic weakness of the veins is a global health problem. Tried-and-trusted treatment with sclerotherapy is particularly effective in removing spider veins and all other types of varicose veins in a gentle but cost-effective manner. Continue
9. February 2015

Spider veins and varicose veins – a first-hand patient report: finally good looking legs again

The summer weather starts and short skirts and shorts can be fetched out of the wardrobe again. Spider veins and varicose veins not only spoil the look of summer outfits, but may also cause serious health problems. It is now in particular that the desire to have attractive healthy legs once again comes to the fore. The Munich expert phlebologist Dr. Stephan Guggenbichler and his patient Ms G. describe how it can be done. Continue
10. December 2014

Varicose veins in men

Clinicians and experts sound the alarm: Even though men are affected by varicose disease almost as frequently as women, they seldom seek treatment for their varicose veins. However, just like women, they too can suffer from the complications of untreated disease: skin changes, ulcers on the lower legs, or even thrombosis. Early treatment of varicose veins demonstrably prevents complications and improves the quality of life of those affected. Foam sclerotherapy offers an efficient patient-friendly therapeutic option that also might improve compliance with treatment in men. Continue
15. November 2014

Varicose veins: other countries – other legs?

Small, but often clearly visible, reddish or bluish veins are snaking beneath the skin along the legs – these are spider veins. Unsightly to look at, they are usually more of a cosmetic problem, although in some cases they may be precursors of pronounced varicose veins. The condition, in technical jargon known as varicosis, has become a common disease. Large varicose veins can already be found in a third of the adult population and spider veins in more than 60%. Tried-and-trusted treatment with sclerotherapy allows all types of varicose veins to be removed painlessly. This minimally invasive procedure has already been established in the USA, but it is also rapidly gaining in popularity in Germany and the rest of Europe. Continue