Have you ever wondered what the deep colored veins protruding on your legs could be? In most cases they may appear somewhat blue or purple. Well, this condition is referred to as varicose veins. Varicose veins occur as a result of increased pressure on the veins causing them to increase in size. This condition is prone to occurring on the feet of its victims. This can be attributed to the fact that the lower part of the body experiences more pressure than the top part due to too much standing as well as walking. Other causes of varicose veins may include gaining weight, genetics and age among others. Varicose veins is known to occur more in women than in men. For some, the appearance of varicose veins may only cause visual trauma. However, other not only experience the visual trauma, they also experience immense pain on the affected part. If left unattended to, varicose veins can cause other health risks such as ulcers and hemorrhoids to name but a few.
Varicose vein treatment
It may be more comforting for people to know that varicose veins can indeed be treated. Varicose vein treatment can be either in the form of vein removal or blocking the affected veins. In both cases, the procedures involved will have no effects whatsoever on blood circulation. Some of the most common forms of treatment include:
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical varicose vein removal treatment. The procedure involves the injection of a special liquid known as sclerosant into the affected veins. This solution makes the varicose veins to disappear.
- Laser Surgery
Laser varicose vein removal involves the use of light energy in the form of a laser to seal any varicose veins. As a result, the affected veins dissolve and disappear.
- Endovenous Ablation Therapy
This treatment is also known as Endovenous Laser treatment. The doctor makes incisions where a laser device is inserted. The treatment heats up the affected vein using radio waves. This makes the vein to close and stops blood flow. The major side effects of this treatment include injury to the nerves, infections as well as haemotomas.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a typical varicose vein removal treatment. It involves the creation of minute incisions where the varicose vein is removed.
- Endoscopic Vein Surgery
This is a treatment process mainly used for severe cases where varicose veins has resulted into skin ulcers. The doctor will make an incision that will allow a minute camera with a surgical device attached to it to get into the vein. Through the screen display, the doctor can direct the device to close off the affected vein.
- Vein Stripping and Ligation
Vein stripping is the physical removal of the problematic vein. The most common side effect of this process is the emergence of thrombosis.
Ligation on the other hand is the blocking of the affected vein. Minor incisions are made at the beginning and at the end of the varicose vein. The surgeon then ties these two ends in order to stop blood from flowing through the vein. As a result, the pressure within the vein reduces and the vein ceases to be conspicuous.
Other forms of varicose vein removal treatments include:
– Radiofrequency Occlusion
– Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy
Varicose veins can affect the natural beauty of an individual thus lowering their confidence and self-esteem. If you are looking to have this condition treated, get in touch with Dr. Zadeh for quality treatment. Dr. Zadeh is a renowned doctor in the field of varicose vein removal.