Varicose veins mean enlarged veins, which is appearing in the legs and feet. This type of disease happens when the blood does not flow properly, so the valves in the veins do not work effectively and blood is clotted in that particular area.
Main causes of varicose veins:
- Obesity – People who are overweight have an increased risk of varicose veins.
- Pregnancy – Pregnant women are more susceptible to varicose veins.
- Being aged over 50 or a family history of varicose veins.
- standing for long periods may also be the reason for varicose veins
Varicose veins mainly occur due to the flowing of blood in only one direction when veins have one-way valves. So the walls of the vein will be stretched and less flexible so the valves may get weaker. A weakened valve can allow blood to flow in the opposite direction. Hence the veins become enlarged and get swollen.
Sign and Symptoms of varicose veins:
- Heavy pain and swelling in lower legs or swollen ankles
- Inflammation or ulceration of the skin.
- Burning sensation in feet.
- Itching around veins.
- Skin discoloration.
- Aching legs
- Any injury in the affected area may result in heavy bleeding.
- Ankle become hard, resulting in the skin shrinking
- Skin discoloration near the affected area of varicose veins, usually brownish or blue in colour
- leg cramps when suddenly standing up.
- scars appear at the ankles that look like whitish patches
Treatment to cure varicose veins:
- Sclerotherapy Treatment: Dermatologists use to treat small varicose veins which is safe and gives better results. In this procedure a chemical is injected into small and medium-sized varicose veins, the vein may need to be injected more than once.
- Radiofrequency ablation treatment: The doctor inserts a probe into the tube which emits radiofrequency energy. Radiofrequency energy heats up the vein and collapse the walls of the veins and then closing it and sealing it. The doctor threads the laser all the way up the vein with the aid of an ultrasound scan, gradually burning and sealing It. This procedure is done under local anesthetic.
- Transilluminated powered phlebotomy treatment: The doctor can see which veins need to be taken out from the skin through an endoscopic special light that is threaded under the skin through the incision. So that target veins are removed and cut off by the suction device. After the operation, there may be the chances of bleeding and bruising .so that a general or local anesthetic may be used for this procedure.
- Endovenus laser treatment for varicose vein: In this procedure, the doctor gives the injection of numbing medicine and he use a Doppler ultrasound device to check the vein which uses sound waves to make an image of the vein on a computer screen then he cut on skin and insert the catheter which consists a laser fiber which guided into veins. Then the doctor slowly pulls out the catheter, the laser will heat up the length of the vein then it closes up and shrinks.
Benefits of Endovenous laser treatment:
It’s a Painless Treatment within an hour without stitches and without a hospital stay. It’s minimally massive with a low risk of infection and loss of blood without any side effects. So it’s a highly recommended laser treatment for a varicose vein for a quick recovery and give the best results. Don’t Ignore Varicose Veins Treat early to Prevent Suffering. Dr. Chandrakant S Kamble has extensive experience safely removing varicose veins with treatments like laser ablation and sclerotherapy. Contact us to schedule an appointment: +91-77740-97183.