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Can resume work
1-2 month rest
Minimum, No incision required
Maximum, 2 incision required
Varicose veins are enlarged bluish cord-like veins that are bulging under the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are most commonly seen on the legs and thighs. Any superficial veins can become varicose and develop in any part of the body. These veins are harmless initially but if left untreated it may become swollen, tender to touch and can cause immense pain. Varicose veins are most commonly affecting the veins in the legs because legs carry immense pressure in the veins due to standing and walking in an upright direction.
Hormonal changes, pregnancy, and menopause in women
Obesity can put more pressure on the veins
As one ages, vein walls tend to lose their normal elasticity causing weak valves
Sitting or standing for long hours may affect the blood flow
Heavy and painful legs, with itching around the veins sometimes.
Swelling and redness in your lower legs
Discomfort or extreme pain after long hours of sitting and standing
Burning sensation and cramping of muscles leading to weakness.
Sores or skin ulcers which are difficult to heal
The skin over varicose veins can become thin. Any injury to the vein can cause bleeding
Superficial thrombophlebitis, or blood clots that form in veins just below the skin
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots in veins that are deeper under the skin which can be fatal
There are various parameters your doctor will access in order to diagnose the problem for varicose vein which may include Physical examination of the leg to check for any swelling and redness.The doctor can ask you if you are experiencing any sort of pain in your legs.The doctor can also suggest you undergo an ultrasound test to check whether your veins are functioning normally. Once the doctor finds out that you are suffering from varicose vein problem, he/she can advise you for the treatment.
There are various treatment options available to treat the varicose vein problem. However, it is divided into two categories which involve
It is a choice of treatment for treating varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the varicose veins that can cause narrowing of the blood vessel and making it a scarred tissue that is reabsorbed and dissolved among other tissues. Within a few weeks of administering the injection the bluish cord-like veins disappear and give an aesthetic look to your leg like normal.
These are stockings that are wearable and can help treat the varicose vein problem by gently squeezing your legs and improving the blood flow circulation in your legs.
Assisted procedures using radiofrequency or laser energy -This is a surgical procedure that is usually carried out to treat larger varicose veins. The treatment involves inserting a thin tube into the vein and heating the tip of the catheter using laser energy to destroy the vein.
This the procedure involves removing the veins through small incisions or tying of the vein before it joins the deeper vein. 3. Ambulatory phlebectomy.- This procedure generally involves removing the smaller veins through a series of puncture done on the skin surface of the leg by numbing the area to be pricked.
This procedure generally involves removing the smaller veins through a series of puncture done on the skin surface of the leg by numbing the area to be pricked.
As the name itself suggests, your surgeon inserts a thin endoscope carrying a camera into your leg and observes the veins after which your surgeon will remove them by making tiny punctures on your skin. This procedure is carried out only in advance cases if there are any ulcers found in the veins.
Laser treatment is the modern treatment for varicose veins. This is one of the most effective treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. In this procedure, the doctors use strong bursts of light through a probe inserted into the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade away due to heat injury.
Exercise regularly and Lose extra Weight
Avoid wearing tight clothes
Elevate your legs
Wear Compression Stockings for efficient blood flow
Change your sitting or standing position regularly
Pristyn Care specializes in providing the best treatment for Varicose Veins. With our own team of doctors across 3 cities, we deliver personalized care according to your medical needs. Our easy admission to discharge process and world class infrastructure ensures a hassle free experience.