Varicose Vein Treatments
Varicose veins occur for many reasons and can affect both men and women of all ages. Varicose are big veins which bulge out and may cause a lot of pain. The most commonly affected areas are usually around the legs. Varicose veins usually run in the family – age can also increase the risk of developing them.
Treatments for Varicose Vein Treatments
There are a lot of treatments to remove varicose veins along with helping you prevent them. Each treatment is designed to help with the different types of varicose veins and the severity of them. Some may also help spider veins
Self- care such as exercising and maintaining a normal weight for your height are simple solutions that can make a huge impact. Elevating your legs after a long day of standing up or sitting down can help circulate the blood.
Compression stockings are a simple treatment which helps the circulate the blood forcing it to float back up to the heart.
Treatments for more severe Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy can take from three to six weeks, but when done correctly it is very effective. It uses a liquid chemical, which scars and close of the vein. In just a few short weeks after starting this therapy the vein should be faded.
Laser surgery closes off smaller varicose veins and spider veins as well. No incisions or needles are used during laser surgery. Laser surgery sends strong burst of light onto the vein, which then causes the vein to slowly fade out and disappear.
Microsclerotherapy this procedure is usually used to treat smaller veins and spider veins. This is helpful to prevent future spider veins and varicose veins that could develop. A small amount of liquid chemical is injected through a small needle.
Endovenous ablation therapy is used to close off smalls veins by using radio waves to create heat.
Endoscopic vein Surgery your doctor will make small cuts around the affected area. A small camera will attached to the tool used and will be moved through the vein. This will close the vein.
Ambulatory phlebectomy your doctor will remove small part of the varicose vein. This helps remove the varicose veins closest to the surface. Usually an outpatient procedure in which you will remain awake. This produce is typically used for smaller varicose veins and spider veins.
Vein Stripping ligation the most severe procedure – this is usually the last resource. It involves cutting the vein, tying it up and removing it through small cuts made in your skin. This procedure usually require one to four weeks of recovery.
Why Treat Varicose Veins
Treating varicose veins can be essential to some, while others simply do it for cosmetic reasons. Treating varicose veins can be fairly simple – most treatments are outpatient treatments. It can help you improve your lifestyle – to be able to do things without pain such as walking and running.
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