Almost 1 in 2 people suffer from problems with leg veins - so if you don't have them then someone close to you will. Venous reflux (the major cause of leg vein problems) can cause tired or aching legs, swollen or itchy ankles. Many people suffering from venous reflux are unaware of the problem, until they develop unsightly varicose veins, thread veins, venous eczema or venous leg ulcers. Many doctors and nurses are not aware of the new information available and still treat their patients inappropriately with creams, bandages or support stockings. "Understanding Venous Reflux - the cause of varicose veins and leg ulcers" has been written by Mark Whiteley, an internationally renowned vein expert. With clear explanations, illustrated by over 50 easy-to-follow diagrams, this book makes the understanding of venous reflux - the underlying cause of varicose veins and most venous problems (such as thread veins, venous leg ulcers, venous eczema, discoloured ankles, etc.) - accessible to most readers, helping them decide on what treatment they should seek. For medical and nursing students, as well as all doctors, nurses and other health care workers who deal with legs and leg vein problems, this is an essential text.
Mark Whiteley MS FRCS(Gen) is a recognised world expert in varicose veins and venous disease in the legs. Mark is a consultant vascular surgeon who trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London (1981-1986) and who was a lecturer in vascular surgery at Oxford University (1995-1998).
Dissatisfied with how varicose veins, venous leg ulcers and other venous diseases were treated, Mark set up The Whiteley Clinic in 2001 - a specialist vein unit to research venous disease and treat patients with varicose veins, venous leg ulcers and other vein problems.
Mark performed the first endovenous varicose vein operation in the UK in March 1999 which started the current endovenous revolution. As an inventor, researcher and teacher, Mark is now putting his knowledge and experience into books - the first being published in 2011.