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About Varicose veins

Varicose veins are twisted, swollen, blue-purple to black veins found closer to the surface of the skin. They are caused by damaged valves in the veins which causes blood to pool in the veins.

For most people, varicose veins and spider veins — a mild form of varicose veins — are merely aesthetic concerns. However, some people experience discomfort and pain that can lead to a more serious problem.

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Varicose Veins
How to prevent varicose veins?
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time
  • Wear compression stockings
  • Refrain from smoking
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Sit while elevating your legs to promote blood circulation
Foods to eat in varicose veins
  • Citrus fruits
  • Avocado
  • Ginger
  • Chia Seeds/flax seeds
  • Whole grains
Foods to avoid in varicose veins
  • Refined grain foods
  • Junk food
  • Fried food
  • Excessive intake of caffeine
  • Canned & preserved food
Why Pristyn Care for varicose veins treatment?
  • Highly experienced vascular surgeons
  • Flexible payment options
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • USFDA-approved treatments
  • Free-follow up consultation
  • Free transportation on the day of the surgery
Reference Links For Varicose Veins
  • Varicose veins and their management : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1526945/
  • Varicose veins: a clinical study : https://www.ijsurgery.com/index.php/isj/article/view/822
  • de Mik, S. M. et al. (2019) ‘Treatment of varicose veins, international consensus on which major complications to discuss with the patient: A Delphi study’, Phlebology, 34(3), pp. 201–207. doi: 10.1177/0268355518785482.
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Diagnosis And Treatment For Varicose Veins In Mumbai and Nearby Regions.

The doctor will first physically examine your legs by checking for swelling or discoloration. Additionally, you might be asked about your medical history and describe the symptoms that you are experiencing. Based on the diagnosis of your condition, the doctor may recommend you to go for certain diagnostic tests like blood tests, Doppler test, and ultrasound to carry out a thorough diagnosis and look for the presence of the blood clots.

To prevent the condition from developing into a severe medical complication, the doctor will carry out one of these treatment procedures to help you get rid of your varicose veins:

  • Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure where the doctor injects a sclerosant solution directly into your veins. This will force the blood to flow through healthier veins by collapsing the abnormal or damaged veins, making them disappear over time.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation [RFA]: Also known as fulguration, this is a non-surgical procedure of treating varicose veins. During this procedure, the abnormal veins are heated by sending radiofrequency waves through a needle, redirecting the blood to flow through healthier veins.
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy Ablation [EVLT]: This procedure is performed with the guidance of an ultrasound scan which helps in identifying the affected vein. The surgeon then inserts a catheter attached with a laser at the end and guides it through the vein to heat and close the walls of the vein. This stops the blood from flowing through the abnormal veins as a result of which the problematic vein shrinks and disappears over a period of time.
  • Vein ligation and stripping: This is the traditional procedure where the surgeon makes a number of cuts or incisions that range in about 5 cm in diameter, before stripping the damaged veins and tying them off.
  • Transilluminated powered phlebectomy: This procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia. The surgeon makes several incisions and inserts a light source[transilluminator] into the tissue to have a clearer view of the veins. Once the abnormal vein(s) are identified, the surgeon inserts a catheter through one of the incisions to cut and remove the veins.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a varicose veins treatment in Mumbai?

The cost of a varicose veins surgery ranges between Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000. This cost range should not be considered as fixed since it may vary depending on various factors such as location and type of the hospital chosen to undergo the treatment, severity of the condition and charges of the doctor.

Are varicose veins the same as spider veins?

No, varicose veins are not the same as spider veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen or twisted veins that usually appear on the legs. Whereas, spider veins are smaller veins that appear in the form of webs or branches and are typically visible on the face and legs.

Can varicose veins be cured by applying heat?

No, applying heat to the affected veins can end up in worsening your venous issues. Even though you can get some temporary relief from the symptoms of varicose veins. Doctors and medical experts don’t usually recommend such remedies for treating venous diseases. It is a common myth that applying hot water bags, heating pads, and taking hot baths, etc. can help in treating varicose veins.

Is drinking water good for varicose veins?

Yes, when you stay hydrated, your blood tends to be thinner. Therefore, drinking plenty of water helps in improving the overall circulation of the blood by thinning it and strengthening the muscles that support the veins.

Does massage help in treating varicose veins?

No, the pressure exerted in a massage can potentially cause the damaged veins to burst, which can result in severe complications. Even though massage can provide some temporary relief from the symptoms, it does not help in treating varicose veins.

Can varicose veins go away naturally?

No, varicose veins do not go away naturally on their own. Although they may become less visible and the symptoms may temporarily go away particularly after losing weight or increasing physical activities, it is likely that the symptoms will again return over some time. Therefore, medical intervention is of utmost importance for getting rid of varicose veins.

Is varicose vein treatment covered under insurance at Pristyn Care in Mumbai?

Yes, a patient can cover the cost of a varicose vein treatment with a health insurance policy at Pristyn Care in Mumbai. You can contact our medical coordinators for more information and related queries to get your varicose veins treated in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Are varicose veins genetic?

A few medical studies suggested that varicose veins can be partly genetic. You may be at increased risk of developing varicose veins if a close family member has the condition.

Can varicose veins cause heart problems?

Usually, varicose veins indicate a problem with the direction of blood flow and won’t cause any heart problems. To know more details about the varicose veins and their associated medical conditions, have a consultation with doctors at Pristyn Care, Mumbai.

Is it safe to treat varicose veins with a laser?

Yes, laser treatment for varicose veins is a safe and proven method to treat the appearance of the veins. The treatment inflicts very little pain, and there are no post-surgery complications.

Which is the best hospital for varicose veins treatment in Mumbai?

In Mumbai, many clinics and hospitals have emerged to provide specialised vascular treatment for diseases like varicose veins in the recent past. Pristyn Care is one of those healthcare providers you can trust for advanced laser surgical treatment for varicose veins.

To which hospitals, Pristyn Care is associated in Mumbai?

In Mumbai, Pristyn Care is partnered with top hospitals to make it easy for all patients to access the best surgical treatment at an affordable cost. Some of those hospitals are:

  • Surana Hospital
  • Siddhika Hospital
  • Kapadia Hospital
  • Sugun Hospital
  • Surana Sethia Hospital
  • Noble Hospital
  • Kripa Hospital
  • Horizon Prime
Who are the best doctors to treat my varicose veins in Mumbai?

Dr. Maunil Bhutta, Dr. Ashank Bansal and Dr. Simit Vora, who reside at Pristyn Care, are the best doctors from whom you can get diagnosed and treated for your varicose veins. To have a consultation with any of them, you can book an appointment.

How many years of experience do Pristyn Care doctors in Mumbai have in curing varicose veins?

Most of the doctors at Pristyn Care, Mumbai have more than 17 years of experience diagnosing and treating varicose veins.

Is varicocelectomy a permanent solution for varicose veins?

Varicocelectomy is an advanced medical procedure that is performed with the latest techniques post diagnosing the condition thoroughly. However, there are very rare chances that varicose veins may recur if the person does not maintain a healthy lifestyle post-treatment.

Can wearing compression stockings cure varicose veins?

Wearing compression stockings recommended by the doctor along with the oral treatments can cure varicose veins in the initial stage or prevent them from progressing. But, varicose veins that are severe or in an advanced stage generally can not get cured by just wearing compression stockings. Get in touch with the best varicose veins doctor in Mumbai for consultation.

Why do varicose veins occur?

As suggested by vascular experts there is no particular cause of varicose veins. The reason for varicose veins occurrence may vary from one person to another depending on factors such as:

  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Standing and sitting for a long duration
  • Weakened walls of the veins
Do varicose veins occur on legs only?

No. Varicose veins can occur anywhere on the body. However, the legs are the most common place where varicose veins usually occur in an individual.

Is there any treatment of varicose veins in Ayurveda?

There are some treatments available for varicose veins in Ayurveda. However, these treatments are slow and may take years to show any effective results. During this time as you continue to do regular activities, varicose veins may become severe, swell up and degrade into an extremely painful everyday experience. In rare cases, unattended/improperly treated varicose veins can turn into deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, etc.

Can I wear socks to cure varicose veins on my ankles?

No. Wearing socks can not cure varicose veins on ankles. It can only prevent varicose veins on ankles from progressing in the initial stage. It is always better to consult an experienced doctor to get proper treatment in order to avoid the potential complications in due course of time.

Are compression stockings effective in varicose veins?

Yes. In a few cases, when the varicose veins are in the initial stage the compression stockings can be effective. Compression stockings help in reducing the severity of the condition and are usually prescribed in the initial stages of the varicose veins to promote the blood flow in affected veins.

Are there any home remedies for varicose veins?

There are a few home remedies that may help you in order to prevent varicose veins from developing worse:

  • Practice regular exercising
  • Drink a spoon of apple cider in a glass of water
  • Apply witch hazel on the affected area to reduce the swelling
  • Use horse chestnut seeds to lessen the inflammation on the affected region
Can varicose veins get cured through medicines?

No. Varicose veins can not be cured through medication. However, varicose veins that are mild or are in the initial stage can be managed through medicines prescribed by the doctor.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins in the early stage?

Some of the symptoms that may occur in the initial stage of varicose veins are:

  • Mild to moderate pain in the area affected by varicose veins
  • Itchy sensation in and around the varicose veins region
  • Discoloration of skin at the affected area
What is the success rate of laser treatment for varicose veins?

The average success rate of laser treatment for varicose veins may range from 95%-98%. It is an advanced procedure performed by an expert along with the help of the latest laser medical technology.

Can homeopathy treatment cure varicose veins?

There are some treatments available for varicose veins in Homeopathy. However, these treatments have prolonged procedures and may take years to indicate any effective results. In addition, during this time as you continue to do normal activities, the condition may become severe and turn into an extremely painful everyday experience.

Are there any complications of varicose veins?

It is always advisable to get a proper treatment for varicose veins. Varicose veins if left untreated can lead to certain complications such as:

  • Ulcers that may cause discomfort or pain at the affected area
  • Blood clots in varicosed veins
  • In rare cases, bleeding the varicose veins may become enlarged and burst
What self-care measures one should take to stop the progression of varicose veins? 

There are a few tips that may help you in taking self-care in order to stop the progression of varicose veins:

  • Regular exercising like walking for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Not wearing tight clothes that may put pressure on the veins
  • Avoid sitting while criss-crossing your legs for long periods of time
  • Sit often while keeping your legs elevated to promote the blood circulation
Is there any oil to treat varicose veins?

Some of the essential oils obtained from herbs, plants, or other combinations of natural methods are used as alternative therapies to keep varicose veins from developing or progressing:

  • Horse chestnut essential oil
  • Sea pine essential oil
  • Grape vine essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Yarrow essential oil
What are the most common reasons for varicose veins?

The following are some of the most common reasons that may lead to varicose veins:

  • Obesity or overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • A profession in which one has to sit or stand for longer durations
Does yoga help in varicose veins?

Yoga can help you manage the symptoms of varicose veins, such as soreness, swelling, pain, etc. Doing some yoga asanas such as standing forward bend, wind relieving pose, or legs up the wall may help you in getting relief from discomfort or pain in the affected area.

Can varicose veins occur in the scrotum?

Yes. Varicose veins can occur in the scrotum and are usually referred to as varicocele. In fact, varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body. It is always a better option to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent the advancement of varicose veins.

Can varicose veins be treated through massage?

Varicose veins can not be cured through massage and are not really effective. However, massaging the affected area may manage the discomfort and swelling in the ankles, feet, and legs.

Can I take Daflon 500 mg for varicose veins?

Yes, you can take Daflon 500 mg for varicose veins as it helps in improving blood circulation in the veins. However, it is always advisable to consult an experienced doctor before taking any medication to avoid the risk of any side effects.

Do varicose veins get cured on their own?

No. Varicose veins can not get cured on their own. However, it may become less visible in due course of time. Get in touch with Pristyn Care’s doctors for advanced and painless varicose veins treatment in Mumbai.

Which doctor to consult for varicose veins?

Doctors who have a specialty in vascular can treat varicose veins and provide the best-suited treatment for them. Get in touch with Pristyn Care in Mumbai to book an appointment with the best vascular specialist.

Are varicose veins painful?

Yes, varicose veins generally cause mild to moderate pain. The intensity of the pain can also depend on the grade of varicose veins, the higher the grade is the intensity of the pain may also increase.

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Foods that help in curing varicose veins

Including the following foods in your diet can help in alleviating the symptoms of varicose veins.

  • Ginger
  • Flax seeds/chia seeds
  • Avocado
  • Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, grape, kiwi etc
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Asparagus

Also, these foods enhance the blood circulation and strengthens the walls of the veins:

Foods to avoid if you have varicose veins

Consuming the following foods can end up worsening you condition of varicose veins:

  • Junk or fried foods
  • Processed meats
  • Dairy products
  • Alcohol
  • Refined grains such as white bread
  • Foods that contain an added amount of sugar

Best doctors for varicose veins treatment in Mumbai

Here are some of the best vascular surgeons who have years of experience of treating varicose veins using advanced laser technology:

  • Dr. Maunil Bhatta
  • Dr. Ritesh Gaikwad
  • Dr. Ashank Bansal
  • Dr. Simit Vora
  • Dr. Marfani Gulam Muhiuddin Bashir

Why choose Pristyn Care for treating varicose veins in Mumbai?

  • Pristyn Care houses some of the best vascular surgeons in Mumbai who have more than 8 years of experience in delivering laser surgery for treating varicose veins with a proven success rate.
  • Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals in Mumbai that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced varicose veins laser treatment.
  • Vascular Surgeons/General Surgeons working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health condition and then determine the minimally-invasive approach to treat varicose veins.
  • To ease out the commuting process for our patients, we also provide free cab facilities to bring you from home to the hospital and help you return back home after the surgery.
  • Pristyn Care strives to make the whole surgical experience for every patient a seamless one. A dedicated ‘care buddy’ is assigned to every patient on the day of the surgery to provide the patient with a hassle-free experience to take care of all the formalities and paperwork on your behalf.
  • Pristyn Care also provides a free cab facility to ensure proper treatment of the patient. You will be picked up from your home to the hospital and on the completion of your surgery, you will also be dropped off at home.
  • A free-of-cost follow up is provided to every patient within the first seven days of the surgery.

How to book an appointment with varicose veins doctors at Pristyn Care?

Every surgery at Pristyn Care is done using the most advanced and USFDA-approved medical technology and equipment. Being one of the leading health tech startups in India, dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience of every patient, we provide end-to-end facilities to our patients and give complete assistance in their treatment journey. Pristyn Care ensures that a patient has a care-filled and hassle-free experience. You can book an appointment and get in touch with our doctors virtually from the comfort of your home or anywhere by contacting on the given numbers or by filling up the ‘Book Appointment’ form below.

What is the success rate of varicose veins surgical treatment?

Time and again, medical practitioners have stated that the success rate of varicose veins surgical treatment depends upon several determining factors. A few of those factors include:

  • The type of surgery performed. In the case of laser surgery for varicose veins, the success rate is higher than open surgical treatment.
  • The age of the patient.
  • The severity of the varicose veins.
  • The overall health condition of the patient or the presence of any underlying health condition that can affect the success rate of the treatment
  • Post-surgical care taken by the patient himself or herself.

In general, surgery for varicose veins, if performed by reliable vascular surgeons, can deliver a 90-95 percent success rate. If you wish to undergo varicose veins treatment in Mumbai, you can visit Pristyn Care, where you can consult vascular specialists to get effective and risk-free treatment for your condition.

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