Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a formation of blood clots (thrombosis) which occurs deep inside the veins inside your body and can be found anywhere on your body. To help your consultant diagnose your DVT they refer you for an ultrasound scan and additional blood tests if required. Symptoms of DVT throbbing pain or cramps in the area swelling skin gets warm around the area red or darkened skin swollen veins – hard or sore when touched Additionally, you may also experience breathlessness and chest pain. DVT is deemed a very serious medical condition. If you are concerned that you may be suffering form DVT, is important that you speak […]
Spider veins are faulty veins that are found just under the skin. They are commonly referred to as either thread veins, capillary veins or broken veins. These thin damaged veins are usually red in colour and may appear to have a branch like pattern or that of a spider’s web. They don’t tend to bulge like varicose veins. The cause of spider veins remains unclear, but they usually form when your veins become damaged or weak. This damage or weakness causes a backwards flow of blood which accumulates in the veins causing extra pressure. This overtime leaves noticeable veins below the surface of your skin. Spider veins can be left […]
Varicose veins are caused when your small veins begin to weaken or get damaged. The main function of these veins, is to prevent the back-flow of blood on its way to the heart. When these veins deteriorate, they now cause a back-flow. This would lead to swollen and enlarged veins that usually appear to be blue or purple and often bulgy in appearance. This condition most commonly develops on your legs and feet. Symptoms of varicose veins If you notice any swollen or enlarged veins on your legs or feet which appear blue or purplish in colour, chances are you have varicose veins. Other symptoms include: lumpy and bulging veins […]
Mr Paritosh Sharma, Vascular Surgeon at 108 Harley Street Vascular Clinic, talks about the issues with diabetic wounds and how it correlates with arteries and veins.