Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Leeches for use in in Varicose Vein surgery?

There has been some recent interest in using Leeches for the treatment of varicose veins and venous conditions.

Prof Mark Whiteley answers a question from eastern Europe about the use of leeches in treating varicose veins.

Although a study published from India suggests that leeches can be used to improve venous leg ulcers and some internet sites suggest using them for thread veins, there is no logical or proven use of leeches in the treatment of varicose veins at the current time.  

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