Varicose Veins dilated veins in legs, they are also known as a spider vein because of the formation of smaller bunches. Among Indian Varicose Veins is an extremely common phenomenon and they land up in the hospital only after crossing the advanced stage.
These veins have special valves that efficiently prevent back flow of blood. The valves begin to work faultily, allowing the blood to be accommodated in the leg veins. This creates pressure of the accommodated blood column and thus the varicose veins start appearing.
Except the obvious unpleasant appearance of the veins, they cause pain in the calves, swelling, burning or itching over the legs. There are high possibilities for the skin to get dark in the affected areas. They even cause skin ulcers that are difficult to heal quickly.
Factors behind these painful Varicose Veins; factors like family history, prolonged standing, obesity, etc.
The examination for Varicose Veins is done by taking an Ultrasound test. This test confirms the superficial, malfunctioned veins along with ruling out deep venous reflux and excluding DVT.
Before the innovative technology, Varicose Veins used to be treated with surgical stripping of the dilated faulty vein. That was the only treatment available in past. But as times have changed, there are minimally persistent treatments like Varicose Vein Laser Treatment and Radiofrequency Ablation are now considered to be the best choice while the treatment.
The treatment lets the patient move freely and it takes less than an hour’s time while being under local anaesthesia. The patient can return to daily activities almost immediately. There are no visible scars and we have 98% success rate.
After the treatment, there will be some skin bruising over the treated vein. There are medications for that and it clears off within 1 - 2 weeks. There are some complicated cases that have some deep venous thrombosis. But right type of care can help prevent things on a faster pace.