What manifestations of varicose veins are there?
The inner veins in your legs can occasionally become infected by varicose veins, despite the fact that they are typically visible and thus simple to diagnose. Many sufferers of varicose veins describe their legs as having an ache or cramp, feeling heavy or like lead, or having a tingling or burning sensation. Additionally, varicose veins might swell, throb, and feel painful to the touch. Although they are mostly benign, the disease can worsen and lead to more severe health issues, such as :
- Skin ulcers
- Blood clots
What raises one's risk of developing varicose veins?
Some families may have a higher incidence of varicose veins (inherited). Varicose veins may develop due to increased pressure in veins. Some elements that could raise stress include :
- Obesity or excess weight
- Greater age
- Being a woman
- Avoiding activity
- Leg pain
- Using hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptive
Medical treatment for varicose vein
Medical care could consist of :
Legs raised in the air : Three or four times every day, for a total of around 15 minutes at a time, you could be told to raise your feet above the level of your heart. Flexing (bending) your legs every now and then can help keep blood flowing if you must sit or stand for an extended amount of time. Elevating your legs can help relieve other symptoms and minimize leg swelling if you have mild to moderate varicose veins.
Compression stocking : These elastic stockings stop blood from collecting. If you wear compression stockings every day, they may be beneficial.
Sclerotherapy : The most popular method of treating both spider and varicose veins is sclerotherapy. The varicose veins are injected with a salt solution (saline) or chemical solution. They are no longer blood-bearing. Other veins then take over.
The uses of heat : Lasers or radiofrequency radiation may be used to treat varicose veins. A tiny fiber is injected into a varicose vein using a catheter. The heat from the laser or radiofrequency energy breaks down the wall of the varicose vein.
Vein removal : This procedure removes varicose veins surgically.
Microphlebectomy : Varicose veins are removed using specialized equipment that is inserted through tiny cuts (incisions). Both veins stripping and doing it alone are options.
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