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Varicose vein symptoms and the myths surrounding the causes – BT Lifestyle

by – November 3, 2015

varicose veins symptoms and causes revealed

Professor Mark Whiteley talks about the myths surrounding varicose veins on the BT Lifestyle website

The symptoms and causes of varicose veins are not fully understood by the general public, because there is a lot of misinformation out there surrounding this subject and other related conditions.

Internationally renowned vascular specialist Professor Mark Whiteley is trying to correct this issue by providing his expert knowledge on varicose veins and other venous conditions. This stems from years of research and over 20,000 minimally invasive procedures performed at The Whiteley Clinic.

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Myths about varicose veins

Because varicose veins are a very common condition, there’s a lot of generally accepted theories surrounding the topic and this leads to people thinking that they understand the facts. However, research over the last decade has revealed that many of the ‘facts’ concerning varicose veins are actually myths.

For example:

  • Standing for long periods of time causes varicose veins
  • Women get varicose veins more often than men
  • The oral contraceptive pill causes varicose veins

To see more varicose veins myths click here »

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