Varicose veins often cause people to feel self-conscious. They can be extremely noticeable and, for some people, they also cause a good deal of pain and discomfort.
In many cases, they are cosmetic and don’t cause any real health risks. But there are people who do have a lot of pain associated with them and, for some patients, deep veins might be involved, which is a serious risk. If you have varicose veins or any leg veins that cause pain, it’s important to talk to a physician to make sure they are properly diagnosed and treated.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are not uncommon. Often these issues develop in a superficial vein, and cause no real health risk. But they are unsightly and can cause pain and swelling. There are a few things that can cause vein issues. If you have a family history of varicose veins, you might be more likely to develop them. Standing for long hours and certain health conditions can cause varicose veins. They can be caused by some injuries, as well.
Treatments for Varicose Veins
There are many vein treatments available. The first step is getting a detailed diagnosis. Your physician will want to verify the type of vein issue before prescribing treatment. Many vein issues do not pose serious health risks. Procedures can be performed to alleviate symptoms. At home care remedies may be prescribed, as well, such as compression stockings and lifestyle changes.
Some symptoms can be similar to blood clots, which are a much more serious health issue. This is why it’s important to have a full exam and diagnosis.
Here are a few of the vein treatments available.
Closurefast has a fast recovery time and often very little bruising. This procedure uses radio frequency to close the veins that are no longer working. The process closes the veins and diverts bloodflow to healthy veins.
VenaSeal is a process where the physician injects an adhesive into the veins which closes them and diverts the bloodflow to healthy veins. This is also a minor procedure with a quick recovery time. Most patients experience little, if any, discomfort.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
This is a non-surgical option, which means that there is very minimal discomfort and recovery time. The physician uses an ultrasound to guide them and foam medicine is injected into specific sites to close the veins.
Laser ablation is a simple outpatient procedure that uses guided laser therapy to close the vein. The blood is then routed to healthy veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minor surgery which is done to remove large veins near the skin’s surface. You will need local anesthetic and people often experience some minor discomfort and bruising after the procedure.
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