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Varicose Veins All FAQ

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expand iconWhat foods help in curing varicose veins?

Following foods alleviate the varicose veins symptoms, enhance blood circulation and strengthen the walls of the veins: ||1. Whole grains- Barley, Millet, Oatmeal, Buckwheat, Brown rice, whole wheat bread, etc. ||2. Citrus fruits- orange, grape fruit, kiwi, etc. ||3. Avocado ||4. Asparagus ||5. Ginger ||6. Chiaseeds/flaxseeds

expand iconWhich foods can make varicose veins worse?
expand iconCan pregnant women undergo varicose veins surgery?

No, pregnant women cannot undergo varicose veins surgery as it is considered risky for the fetus. Usually, varicose veins heal within 2-3 months after pregnancy. However, if the condition persists or keeps on getting worse even after pregnancy, immediate surgery becomes necessary.

expand iconWhich exercises are beneficial for varicose veins

You can do following exercises for fast symptomatic relief from varicose veins: ||1. Walking ||2. Calf raises ||3. Thigh raises Yoga poses for varicose veins: ||4. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) ||5. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) ||6. Navasana (Boat Pose) ||Avoid these exercises with varicose veins: ||- Running ||- Weight lifting ||These exercise exert more pressure on the varicose veins and make them worse

expand iconIs massaging helpful for varicose veins?

Massaging varicose veins helps in reducing the swelling, relieving pain, and preventing cramping. But massaging varicose veins cannot completely cure varicose veins. Proper medical care and attention is necessary to cure varicose veins.

expand iconWhen should I see a vascular doctor for varicose veins?

You should see a varicose veins doctor if you experience symptoms like constant dull ache, heaviness and swelling in legs. These are the initial symptoms of varicose veins. As the condition progresses, you may also notice twisted bulging veins that appear dark in color.

expand iconCan varicose veins come back after surgical treatment?

Yes, in some cases, varicose veins can come back after surgery. The chances of recurrence of varicose veins are as much as 60% for open surgery. Fortunately, the chances of recurrence of varicose veins are almost nil for laser surgery as the laser energy diminishes the bulging veins and reroutes the blood through the healthier veins.

expand iconIs walking good for varicose veins?

Walking is good for varicose veins as it improves the blood circulation through the veins and subsides the swelling. Walking also strengthens calf muscles, prevents muscular cramping and hence improve varicose veins symptoms.

expand iconHow can I stop varicose veins from getting worse?
expand iconHow long do I need to wear compression stockings after varicose veins surgery?

The recovery period after laser surgery for varicose veins is quite short and you can easily get on with your routine activities within just 1-2 days after the surgery. Just make sure that you wear compression stockings for 5-6 days after the surgery to prevent the formation of blood clots in the veins.

expand iconAre varicose veins a problem only for older people?

Yes, in some cases, varicose veins can come back after surgery. The chances of recurrence of varicose veins are as much as 60% for open surgery. Fortunately, the chances of recurrence of varicose veins are almost nil for laser surgery.

expand iconWhy do varicose veins occur during pregnancy?
expand iconWho is more prone to varicose veins?
expand iconDoes varicose veins surgery negatively affect the blood flow?

Yes, varicose veins negatively affect the blood circulation as blood starts pooling inside the damaged veins. This prevents the emptying of blood from legs and recirculation of oxygenated blood.

expand iconFor how many days do I need to stay in the hospital for varicose veins surgery?
expand iconHow do I know if I have varicose veins?

If you are suffering from varicose veins, you may face symptoms like burning sensation, throbbing pain and swelling in the legs. You may also notice some abnormally large veins protruding through the skin surface. If you identify yourself to be dealing with most of these symptoms, immediately get in touch with a vascular specialist near you.

expand iconHow can I get rid of varicose veins permanently?

The advanced laser treatment offers permanent relief from varicose veins that too in a minimally invasive manner. The laser treatment does not involve major cuts or incisions or inflicts pain. It is a quick procedure performed under the influence of anesthesia that diminishes the varicose veins and reroutes the blood circulation.