Many doctors will treat varicose veins in New Zealand. These include: All of these doctors can be called varicose vein specialists but there are some differences between them as a group. What is the difference between all of these doctors? The main difference is in the training and the overall… Read more…Which doctors will treat varicose veins in New Zealand?
Diabetes and vascular conditions are closely related. People with diabetes have more risk of developing some vascular problems. This is because the high blood sugar levels of diabetes can damage blood vessels over time. There are vascular conditions linked to diabetes Find some vascular conditions linked to diabetes below. Diabetes… Read more…Diabetes and its big risk factor for vascular problems
The carotid arteries are two major blood vessels either side of the neck that supply blood to the brain, head and neck. The right carotid artery and the left carotid artery. These arteries are vital for delivering oxygen-rich blood to the brain, allowing it to function properly. Strokes happen when… Read more…More on carotid artery disease, is there a concern?
Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. It’s more than what you would class as ‘normal’ sweating. People with hyperhidrosis sweat excessively even when they’re not doing the things that would normally make you sweat, like exercise or being in hot or stressful conditions. This excessive sweating can occur in many parts… Read more…Hyperhidrosis – sweat excessively? What you need to know.
Raynaud’s disease affects the blood vessels, particularly the small arteries in the extremities, such as fingers and toes. It is characterised by episodes of vasospasm, where the blood vessels constrict, leading to reduced blood flow to the affected areas. This can result in colour changes in the skin, usually causing… Read more…Is Raynaud’s disease the cause of cold, throbbing fingers?
Kidney stones, also known as renal calculi, are hard deposits that form in the kidneys and can cause significant pain and discomfort. The symptoms and treatments for kidney stones can vary depending on the size, location and number of stones present. Read on for an overview: Symptoms of kidney stones… Read more…Kidney stones – are they the cause of your pain?
The kidneys play a key role in maintaining our overall health. Kidney disease is a common and serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Understanding kidney disease Kidney disease, also known as renal disease, refers to the gradual loss of kidney function over time. The kidneys have essential functions,… Read more…Kidney Disease Causes and Treatments
Varicose veins are a common condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, including skin eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterised by red, itchy and scaly patches of skin. It can occur in individuals who have varicose veins due to a number of different factors. Why varicose veins can… Read more…Varicose veins can cause eczema
Varicose veins are a common condition affecting the legs and feet. Weakened valves in the veins that allow blood to flow backwards and pool in the legs are the main cause of varicose veins. This can lead to the veins becoming enlarged and twisted, resulting in a condition known as… Read more…Varicose veins bleeding?
Why do some women get them? Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women but it can also come with a host of physical changes and discomforts. A common issue that women experience during pregnancy is the development of varicose veins. These may appear on the legs and are caused… Read more…Varicose veins in pregnancy
Perforator veins connect the deep leg veins to the surface veins. Their purpose is to equalise the pressure between the inside and the surface of the legs. This is when the leg muscles are contracting and relaxing during walking and running. Blood flow within perforators normally goes from the skin… Read more…What are Perforator Veins?
What is MALS? MALS is a condition where a diaphragm ligament (median arcuate ligament) narrows the main artery to the stomach, liver, spleen and pancreas. This is called the coeliac artery. It mostly will affect young women who have stomach pain after eating or exercise. They might also have nausea,… Read more…MALS – Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
Abnormal accumulation of fat in the legs and thighs characterises lipoedema. While more common in women, this chronic condition is increasingly also being seen in men. What are the symptoms? Lipoedema typically presents as symmetric swelling and enlargement of the legs, often accompanied by a feeling of heaviness and discomfort.… Read more…Lipoedema in Men