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Varicose veins book – Understanding venous reflux

by – February 6, 2017

  • Why do we get varicose veins?
  • What have “valves” in the veins got to do with varicose veins?
  • Why are many leg ulcers now curable by simple surgery, getting rid of long term compression?
  • Why do some people have to have pelvic scans for their varicose veins?

Many patients, nurses and doctors do not understand how veins work normally. Therefore when the veins go wrong, they don’t understand the need for scans and the different treatment options.

Understanding venous reflux the cause of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers by Mark S Whiteley

Understanding venous reflux the cause of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers by Mark S Whitel

This leads to patients, doctors and nurses STILL saying things like:

  • “Varicose veins are only cosmetic” – Wrong!
  • “Crossing your legs causes varicose veins” – Wrong!
  • “Pregnancy causes varicose veins” – Wrong!
  • “Leg ulcers need compression bandaging and can’t be cured permanently” – Wrong!

This small book – Understanding Venous Reflux: The Cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers – takes the reader easily through how veins work – and how they go wrong.

It explains how veins work normally. It explains why walking is good for leg veins.

It then explains what goes wrong in patients with varicose veins and most patients with venous leg ulcers.

Understanding the cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers

“Knowledge is power”.

Whether you are a patient, a relative of someone with vein problems, a nurse or a doctor, you will find this book helps you get the best treatment.

Once you have read this, you will understand why venous duplex scanning is so essential – and you will know why as quick scan done by a doctor is not sufficient in many cases.

You will also understand why many people need pelvic scans and treatment of pelvic veins if they are going to get rid of varicose veins permanently.

You will also understand why perforator veins (not usually treated in the UK) are so important to find and treat.

You will also know why patients with leg ulcers all need a venous duplex scan by a specialist clinical scientist, working as part of a team, and why a simple Doppler test is not enough.

Understanding Venous Reflux: The Cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers

This book is available both in paperback and electronically.


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