Varicose veins are the veins where the valves, which ensure one direction blood flow, leak or
fail to perform normally causing blood to accumulate in the veins. This accumulation puts pressure on
the veins and causes its enlargement.
Varicose veins may cause severe pain in the legs, ankle and feet. Patients often complain of
heaviness, numbness and tiredness in their legs. In many cases varicose veins do not appear on the
surface of the skin making it difficult to count it as one of the symptoms of leg pain. These are the
veins which are located deeper in the skin. Often leg pain is associated with old age and it is long
before the actual reason for leg pain is discovered.
Elevating the legs, wearing compression stockings provides temporary relief. Lifestyle changes in the
form of weight loss, regular exercising, avoiding sitting or standing for long hours can help check
further deterioration. In case of chronic venous insufficiency there is severe vein leakage and the
toxins get accumulated in the leg and cause leg aching, fatigue and heaviness. In such cases
Advanced Vein Therapy helps.
Advanced Vein Therapy covers a wide array of varicose vein treatments like Sclerotherapy,
Endovenous Laser Therapy, and Phlebectomy etc. Depending on the nature of the venous disease,
each patient is advised a different treatment by the physician.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment where medicines are injected into the affected vein which causes
irritation in the vein valves and closes it completely. This procedure is performed on veins which are
not easily visible to the eye.
Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive treatment where a large section of the vein is removed through
multiple incisions which do not need stitches. This treatment is beneficial for veins which appear on
the surface and are easily visible. It is advisable for people who do not want surgical procedure but
want a long term solution.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is an ultrasound guided procedure where laser is used to heat the
vein and shut it. It is also minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
It is a common myth to consider varicose veins as a cosmetic issue. Many people fail to notice the
symptoms until it affects their routine activities. If untreated for a long time, varicose veins can cause
severe medical problems. Timely treatment prevents the veins from getting damaged further.