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Professor Austin Leahy, consultant vascular surgeon at the Beacon Hospital, spoke to Ivan about varicose veins, a great source of discomfort for many, which can sometimes lead to complications in older people.

It's very common, 30% of women and 20% of men will suffer with it in their lifetime, and Professor Leahy outlined the symptoms, treatments and prevalence of varicose veins this evening during the "On the Couch" section of the Hard Shoulder.

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