What do you mean by Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are the veins that carry impure blood. If there are any obstacles while carrying this blood the veins get swollen and these swollen veins are called Varicose Veins.
These types of veins can be seen on any part of the body but mostly these veins are observed on the legs. Sometimes these veins cannot be seen yet the varicose veins can affect the person.
The veins carrying the impure blood need to work in opposite direction as that of gravitational directions. But if the person stands for a longer period or Tumor in the Pelvic area, it can affect the patient.
- Swelling of the feet
- Stomach aches
- Leg Pains
- Skin turning into blue
- Inflammation of Veins
- Injuries on feet
- Weight Gain
- Pregnancy and Hormonal Changes
- Working while standing constantly
- Working while sitting constantly
- Due to accidents
If varicose veins are not treated, they can lead to acne, infections, bleeding, blisters and blood clotting.
If not treated it can also lead to Varicose Ulcer.
To diagnose the varicose veins, Doppler Skin is carried out of veins. It helps to diagnose any defects in blood vessels. Some blood tests are carried out as well.
The best treatment as of today is a laser treatment called “ EVLA ( Endovenous Laser Ablation ) “ . Before due to injuries on legs treating varicose veins was considered difficult. But due to medical technological advancements, Varicose ulcers can be treated easily just by treating the ulcer-affected part of the body.
After Operation Precautions
- Brisk Walking
- Regular Exercise
- Low salt meals
- Sleeping by raising your legs
- No twisted legs
- Using Stockings
Why Laser Treatment only in Nirmiti ?
- Sonography Guided Surgery
- Due to Advanced Laser treatment, no scars remain
- No stitches
- No pain treatment
- 1-2 hours treatment
- No need to get admitted
- Can start working again regularly
- No disturbance to other veins
- Foam Sclerotherapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do varicose veins occur?
Veins in our body have function of taking blood from peripheries towards heart. While standing or setting blood has to travel against gravity towards heart. This process of blood movement is done with help of calf pump and valves. Due to long duration standing or sitting this calf pump get affected or valves get compromised leading to permanent damage of valves. This leads to varicose veins. Damage to vein valve and wall leads to congestion of blood in leg and associated symptoms.
When should varicose veins be treated?
Varicose veins as such do not give any symptoms. But long-standing varicose veins lead to leg swelling pain and heaviness in leg. Long duration of leg swelling leads to discoloration, eczema, and ulceration. Patient suffering from long standing problems will require management for the varicose vein problems
How to diagnose varicose veins?
Correct management of varicose veins requires accurate identification of the exact site and severity of vein / valve leakage. This is done using a doppler ultrasound scan, a simple non-invasive test. Which will give you correct diagnosis and helps in deciding treatment options?
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What are the treatment options?
Compression stockings - these are specially designed garments which prevent congestion of blood in the legs. They need to be worn throughout the day. They are offered as a first step of treatment. - Endo venous laser/ radiofrequency ablation: most patients with varicose veins are treated with minimally invasive, "scar-less" endogenous ablation. This involves passing a laser/radiofrequency fibre through the main culprit vein in the thigh or behind the knee. This is done under ultrasound guidance through a needle puncture. The vein is then sealed from within by the heat energy generated. - Injection sclerotherapy: this involves treating the superficial veins with special chemical solutions. This is usually done for the superficial visible dilated veins either as an outpatient procedure or in combination with laser/ radiofrequency ablation. - Surgery: surgery for varicose veins is now reserved for those patients whose veins are not suitable for endogenous treatment. This involves a small cut in the groin/behind the knee and removal of the offending vein (stripping). Endo venous ablation / surgery for varicose veins give a long-term cure rate of more than 90%.