Advertisement

Varicose vein

Varicose vein

Enlarged and swollen veins are a blood vessel condition known as varicose veins. The most common site of varicose veins are the lower limbs. The cause of varicose veins is the improper functioning of small valves in the veins. These valves are unable to prevent the backflow of the blood leading to varicose veins. Common symptoms are dark purple colored veins, feeling of heaviness in the legs and swollen feet. Risk factors are obesity and pregnancy. Treatment is done by a vascular surgeon only in the case of severe pain and discomfort. Common treatment options are endothermal ablation and compression stockings but surgery can be performed if these treatments are unsucessful.

Submit a request for further information, a quotation or indicative cost. Your enquiry will be forwarded to up to 3 private healthcare providers. They will respond directly with further information.

Get a quote for private varicose vein surgery >

Compare health insurance

Compare health insurance

  • Compare quotes from leading insurers
  • Tailor your policy online to meet your needs
  • Advanced comparison tools:
    • Instant price updates
    • Detailed information on all products
    • Only buy the cover you need
    • Buy online or speak to a product specialist

Compare quotes >

Get a quote

Get a quote

Submit a request for further information, a quotation or indicative cost for private UK treatment.

  • Your enquiry will be forwarded to up to 3 private healthcare providers
  • They will respond directly with further information

Get a quote >

Features

Latest news

Covid 19 services at The London General Practice

Andrew Goldberg was featured on Radio 4's 'Inside Health'.

Val Cornwall was diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Varicose vein

Find a ...

Advertisement
Advertisement