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Read the latest articles from our health blog about vascular health prevention, treatments and procedures. 

What is a Venous Lake?

1 day ago | svh

A venous lake is a common blue or dark purple soft macule or papule lesions due to vascular dilation. It is mostly commonly seen on the lips.  Who gets a venous lake? Venous lake is most...Read More

Is treatment for Varicose Veins easy?

July 19, 2018 | svh

What exactly is a Varicose Vein?  They are prominent, enlarged veins. They are often discoloured and very visible to the naked eye.   A spider vein is often a small thin blood vessel, that is...Read More

What is Carotid Artery Disease?

July 10, 2018 | svh

Carotid artery disease is a type of Vascular disease.  It occurs when fatty deposits (known as  plaque) clog the blood vessels from your heart to your brain. We ask one of our vascular...Read More

Men’s Health Month #MenStartTalking

June 12, 2018 | svh

The month of June is Men’s Health Month and in New Zealand Men’s Health Week is the 11th – 17th of June.  During this time men are encouraged to pay special attention to their health. ...Read More

Facial spider veins and Laser treatment

May 15, 2018 | svh

Facial spider veins can be unsightly and are often concealed with heavy makeup.  They are harmless and regarded as a cosmetic concern.  The medical term for facial spider veins is telangiectasia...Read More

Compression Socks – a growing trend

April 14, 2018 | svh

Compression socks or stockings used to be what old people wore when they had ulcers,  patients post surgery or for long haul flights.  Now compression socks are becoming a trend, not only...Read More

Strokes – what you need to know

March 13, 2018 | svh

We talked to Mr. JK Wicks, one of Specialist Vein Health's vascular surgeons about what you need to know about STROKES - also known as a CVA, or cerebrovascular accident. The first thing you need...Read More

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

February 14, 2018 | svh

 Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.  It tends to start when...Read More