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September 30, 2021

International Vascular Awareness Month

The circulatory system can be affected by many conditions, venous disease is one such condition common to the general population. People think that vascular disease only refers to conditions that affect arteries, the vessels that supply our skin and other organs with oxygen and nutrients. Some of these conditions include atherosclerosis (blockage) of the heart, brain, and lower leg vessels, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke peripheral vascular disease.
August 25, 2021

Does lipoedema get worse?

Lipoedema can be a painful and debilitating disorder. It predominantly affects women and may appear following a fluctuation in hormones, such as puberty, pregnancy, or menopause. Once diagnosed, patients wonder if lipoedema will continue to worsen. The answer is, yes, it often does without management. It is typically a progressive condition and may become more severe with symptoms growing worse as time passes.
August 17, 2021

How long does a hair transplant last?

To understand how long a hair transplant will last, you’ll need a good understanding of how the phases of hair growth work and what makes hair fall out in the first place.
August 16, 2021

Early intervention for lower leg lipoedema

Lipoedema can be a debilitating disease, causing physical pain, reduced mobility, and psychological distress. They say prevention is better than a cure and while there is no cure for lipoedema, the disease can be managed, and early intervention is key to preventing or limiting the symptoms that intrude on normal life.
July 29, 2021

Flying after varicose vein treatment

Patient question: “Dr Peter, I’m about to book flights but realised my varicose vein appointment is a few days before. How soon after I get my veins done can I fly? Thanks, Dianne”
July 14, 2021

Poor circulation in the legs: the cause of varicose veins?

Poor circulation is a symptom, not a disease. When we observe the signs of circulation problems such as muscle cramps, throbbing or stinging pain in the limbs, pins, and needles, or a sensation of numbness, we should pay attention.
July 14, 2021

An eyebrow transplant can help you achieve the latest brow trends

2021 has been a wild ride for eyebrows, with lockdown restrictions encouraging people to forego professional styling for at-home eyebrow aesthetics. Eyebrow trends for 2021 have been moving towards a more relaxed look, with less severe lines and a more natural feel.
June 28, 2021

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose veins that appear during pregnancy can cause discomfort, throbbing pain, cramps, swelling, and can be a source of extra concern to expectant mums. Let’s look at what they are, what causes them, and what you can do about them.
June 10, 2021

Lipoedema treatment and management

Lipoedema treatment and management can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life. Lipoedema is a fat disorder that causes fat cells to disproportionately build up in the legs, thighs, buttocks (and sometimes arms).
June 9, 2021

3 Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently, leaving many confused about what it is and its causes. Let’s look at three causes of deep vein thrombosis in the general population and how to minimise the risks.