Leg Vein Health


Find overview articles and information on leg vein health conditions including chronic venous insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease and deep vein thrombosis, and discover what symptoms like leg swelling and swollen feet and ankles can indicate.

Varicose veins

Varicose and spider veins can occur in men and women at any age.

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially life-threatening condition where a blood clot forms in deep-lying veins, often in the legs.

Leg swelling

It is the unusual accumulation of liquid/fluid in the ankles, feet and legs.

Chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic veinous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when your leg veins cannot pump enough blood back to your heart and as a result, blood pools in the legs and feet.

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Dr. Riaz Motara is a specialist physician and cardiologist. He has an interest in preventative cardiology. He runs Veinsculpt, the first and only comprehensive vein clinic in South Africa, using endo-venous laser ablation as the treatment of choice.He also operates the only Women's Heart Clinic in South Africa.

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