Varicose veins treatment
Those purple-bluish-looking veins that appear swollen and raised on the legs – Do you have them too? Do they render an unpleasant look to your legs and make you uncomfortable?
Well, such veins are known as Varicose Veins. The word ‘varicose’ is derived from ‘varix,’ which means twisted. Nowadays, varicose veins are a common problem, and 1 out of 2 people, mostly over the age of fifty, are affected by this condition. They are most commonly found in females and usually form on the lower legs.
It is very easy to recognize varicose veins due to their appearance. They are enlarged, entangled, swollen, and palpable on the skin surface. Varicose veins are blue or purple, or red and are often found on the inside of the legs and calf. They originate from several different systems, including the greater saphenous vein, the short saphenous vein, the anterior lateral branch, or the high extension branch.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
As mentioned above, varicose veins are easily noticeable due to their appearance. However, there are also a few symptoms that can tell your legs are affected with varicose veins that can be treated easily :
Cause of Varicose Veins
The main reason behind Varicose Veins is venous insufficiency which occurs due to growing age and weak veins. Women face this problem more than men.
Why varicose veins shouldn’t be ignored for long?
Most people do not develop serious complications with varicose veins. It is impossible to predict complications development in cases. The duration of the varicose vein is directly connected with the complications, which may include:
Diagnosis of Varicose Vein
At first, we will perform a physical examination, including looking at your legs while standing, sitting, and walking, to check for swelling. We will also ask you to describe the pain and aches you might be experiencing in your legs.
We recommend a venous Doppler ultrasound test of the affected leg to diagnose varicose veins. A Doppler ultrasound is non-invasive and uses sound waves to look at blood flow through the valves in the veins. For example, a leg ultrasound can easily detect a blood clot.
We move a small hand-held device against the skin over the area being examined in this test. The transducer then transmits images of the veins in the legs to a monitor, which displays the results. We will then study your results and determine the presence of varicose veins.
What is Normal ?
We all know how arteries and veins play a significant role in supplying purified blood to all parts of a body. Our heart pumps purified blood to reach all body parts through arteries. When oxygen is depleted from the blood, the unpurified blood is taken back to the heart for purification through veins. These veins have valves that help the veins to maintain the flow of blood in an upward direction against the force of gravity. These valves are like tiny taps that close when blood passes through them and do not allow blood to flow backwards, especially in the legs.
With growing age and many other reasons that have been mentioned above, these valves do not work properly, causing unpurified blood to flow backwards. Often, this blood remains in the vein, causing swelling. In addition, to take this blood to heart for purification, veins need to put extra effort, which causes further weakening of valves and veins.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms discussed above?
How can Karishma Vein Clinic help get rid of Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins treatment in Pune is now possible without gruesome surgery through Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) at the Karishma Vein Clinic, making your legs painless and beautiful. We are one of a kind clinic that exclusively offers certified treatment methods for people suffering from Varicose Veins. Have quick chat with us to know about the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: About 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men suffer from some form of vein problem. Varicose veins affect 1 out of every two people aged more than 50.
A: Self-help measures can ease the pain of varicose veins and prevent them from progressing for some time. But if the way they look and the pain becomes a concern or measures are not working, it’s time to see us.
A: Make an appointment or contact for consultation with us for answers to more specific questions about your condition.