Varicose Veins Treatment Doctor in Delhi NCR, Manipal Hospital Dwarka, Varicose veins are swollen, twisted blue or purple colored veins which are easy to see under the skin.. Varicose veins may occur anywhere in the body, but are more common in the legs. Varicose veins usually not considered a serious medical condition. But,may lead to serious condition and make people uncomfortable
Veins have one- way valves inside them that open and close to keep blood flowing toward the heart. Still, weakened or damaged valves or walls in the veins can cause blood to pool and even flow backwards. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.
Varicose veins are very common. Around 33% of all adults have varicose veins. They are more common in female than in male
The risk increased for Varicose veins if you're in older age, if your work required long standing or long sitting, have sedentary life style, Obese , or have a family history of Varicose veins . They can also be more common in pregnancy - specially multiple Births
When the wall of Veins becomes weak it leads to Varicose Veins .Because of weakend walls, when the blood pressure increases they allow the veins to get bigger.This leads to loosening of valves that keep blood moving in one direction to give space to reverse the blood. Sluggish blood backs up or pools in your vein, causing your vein to swell, bulge and twist.
Reasons for weak vein walls and valves, includes:
Following are the Factors that may increase the pressure in Veins :
The most recognizable sign of varicose veins is a gnarled, blue or purple vein just under your skin’s surface. Symptoms include:
Treatment for Varicose Veins Your treatment for Varicose Veins is basically based on your preference which includes :
If the symptoms do not improve easily then Medical Treatment is required to reduce pain or Discomfort
Varicose veins can be treated surgically where the size is large and done under general Anesthetic .If its small then Laser treatments are effective. As follows :
Two incisions are made: one near the patient’s groin at the top of the target vein, and the other farther down the leg, either at the ankle or knee. The top of the vein is tied up and sealed. A thin, flexible wire is threaded through the bottom of the vein and then pulled out, taking the vein with it.
A chemical is injected into small and medium sized varicose vein and a most common treatment for Varicose vein .This scars the vein and block and other veins take over to carry blood
A doctor do a small incision either above or below the knee and put a thread with catheter into the vein. A probe is inseted into the catheter and starts emiting Radiofrequency energy which heats up the vein and destroy the walls of Varicose vein. This technique used to be done on Large Varicose Veins
A doctor put a catheter into the patient’s vein through which a laser is transmitted to the position at the target vein gradually burning and sealing all of it . This leads to sealing of Vein permanently .
A small incision is done under the skin to pass an endoscopic transilluminator to illuminate the target vein and then cut and remove the target vein through the incision