Varicose Veins Treatment
|What are varicose veins?|
|They’re ugly looking, visible large blue colored veins over the legs. |
|Is it abnormal to have such veins?|
|Is it a serious problem?|
|Not at all. It’s very common & easy to treat.|
|Why it happens?|
|Function of veins is to return impure blood from legs to heart. Veins has valves which allows only one way transport of blood from below to upwards. Prolonged standing can lead to weakness/leakage in these valves leading to retention of impure blood in leg veins which eventually leads to varicose veins. |
|Who are at risk?|
|Everyone who has prolonged standing work can develop this problem due to increased pressure gradient across vein valves. |
eg- Housewives, Traffic police, Bus conductors, Shopkeepers, Field workers, Surgeons / Anesthetists
|What are the symptoms / clinical presentation?|
|What if I neglect it?|
|May get complicated by wound / ulcer development in legs, excessive bleeding from veins. It will unnecessarily prolong your treatment course. So it’s better to consult a vascular surgeon as soon as possible.|
|What to do next after noticing varicose veins in legs?|
|Consult a Vascular surgeon for assessment. Doctor will perform an ultrasound Doppler test of your legs & will explain you further course of treatment.|
|What is minimal invasive treatment for varicose veins?|
|Endovenous Laser treatment |
|How to prevent varicose veins development?|
|Few Precautions can help you |
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