We understand how varicose veins can impact the quality of your life and offer the most advanced treatment strategies based on thorough assessment and evaluation of each patient. The team adheres to the use of cutting-edge diagnostic modalities to curate personalized treatment plans, that integrate the experience of our highly skilled and specialized team.
Varicose veins, also known as varicosities, are large twisted veins that usually appear on the thighs and feet. These often develop very close to the surface of the skin and appear as dark purple or bluish cords.
Although the condition is not life-threatening, it can lead to various complications, including pain, swelling, and soreness, which makes it important to seek timely medical intervention.
Varicose veins can be of several different types. The most common of these are:
Some of the most common symptoms associated with varicose veins, which may call for the need for proper medical intervention, include:
Varicose veins are caused by an increased pressure of blood, which gradually damages the walls and valves of the veins. As a result of this, the blood starts to leak or flow backwards. This blood accumulates in the veins, causing them to swell up and become enlarged.
Our experts generally make the diagnosis by performing a physical examination and assessing the patient’s medical history.
In some cases, the patient may be recommended to go for duplex ultrasound, a type of vascular ultrasound that helps to assess the flow of blood via the veins present in the legs.
At Surya Hospital, our experts offer personalized treatment plans to help patients based on the severity of their symptoms. Common treatment options include:
Varicose veins is not generally a serious concern. The problem is very common and can give rise to uncomfortable symptoms. If left untreated for a long time, they can progress giving rise to serious health complications like blood clots, however, the chances are quite rare.
The risks of developing varicose veins are higher in women as compared to men, especially pregnant women. The risks may also be higher in people who:
Compression stockings are one of the most preferred and generally the first line of treatment for patients with varicose veins. Although these are highly effective they may not be an option for everyone.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a small amount of medicated solution directly into the veins or scar. This irritates the outer lining of the blood vessels and makes them shrink.
There is no known way of completely negating the risks of developing varicose veins, however, you can significantly alleviate the same by maintaining a healthy weight, indulging in physical activities on a regular basis, wearing loose-fitted clothes and avoiding standing for too long.
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