Who gets varicose veins?.

Who is at risk?

Varicose veins are very common and it is estimated that about 30% of individuals in western societies have varicose veins. The varicose veins are nearly just as common with women as with males, but men tend to get this condition at a somewhat later period in life. Frequently varicose veins are first detected during pregnancy and that is the reason that women get varicose veins at an earlier age than men. The number of childbirths also increases the risk of varicose veins.
When individuals who only have spider veins are also included in the calculation the prevalence is relatively higher or 50% at mid-age level.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins may be without symptoms. Most people however have some symptoms that may be unclear. Fatigue, irritability, pain, swelling and cramp are common symptoms. If varicose veins have been untreated for a long time there may occur permanent damage in the skin and there may also be wound formations. These wounds are frequently chronic and difficult to treat and have a tendency to re-appear.

About RVC

Since 2006 Dr. Med. Gudmundur Danielsson has worked at Scandinavian Venous Centre which is a leading centre in the treatment of venous diseases in Sweden and Norway. Currently working at Aleris Clinic in Stavanger, Norway. Extensive knowledge and experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging is important because the operation is based on this technique.

The Operation

RVC applies a state of the art laser device (ELVeS Radial 2ring™) which is internationally recognised as being one of the best and there has been a lot of experience gained in its use. The operation is performed during local anaesthesia and there is no need for general anaesthesia. The operation is performed under ultrasound scanning (Mindray DP-50)


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