You may have Varicose Veins if your legs feel heavy and sore after you stand on your feet for a long time. The veins in legs that bulge or get twisted are called Varicose Veins and this condition is common among millions of women across the world. Here we explain you the Symptoms and Treatment of Varicose Veins.
What are Varicose Veins?
Veins throughout the body return the blood to your heart. To do this efficiently in the legs veins have one way valves to prevent blood from flowing back due to gravity. If the valves fail to close properly blood will pool in the veins. Over the time this pooling will force the veins to bulge.
Who can get Varicose Veins?
If you have a history of Varicose Veins in your family – you may get this. The other factors which may result in Varicose Veins are
- Hormonal Changes
- Professions requiring you for prolonged standing
- Lack of exercise
- Secondary varicosities
What are the symptoms of Varicose Veins?
If you have one or more of following it may be due to Varicose Veins:
- Visible veins
- Skin pigmentation
- Pain & heaviness in legs
- Restless legs
- Oedema / Swelling
Treatment of Varicose Veins
Treatment of Varicose Veins is based on individual needs. However there are three major treatments available for Varicose Veins:
EVLT: Endovenous Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
EVLT or Endovenous Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins is a no operation (non surgical) procedure approved by US FDA. It is quick and minimally invasive laser procedure that leaves no scars. It has short and relatively pain free post operative recovery period.
The EVLT procedure involves inserting a laser fiber through a small needle (like the one used for IV fluids) and delivering the laser energy in short pulses. After the treatment the laser fiber is withdrawn and a compressive stocking is given.
Walking and routine activity immediately after EVLT is advised. However vigorous or gym activity is not recommended. The advantages of this procedure are that the discomfort during or after the procedure are very less.
Surgery: Conventional and Minimal Invasive Surgery
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy injection treatment
For the further details and treatment options for your needs you must consult your medical practitioner.