Varicose veins are veins that become enlarged, bulgy or twisted, more likely in the leg or feet, but it could occur to any part of the body. They can be in blue, red or purple in colour. In the leg veins, there are valves that pump blood back towards the heart. Due to the increased pressure on the leg or feet, veins or the valves become varicose, don’t pump blood.
The situations get critical for those who have more standing hour’s jobs. Long-standing can lead to swelling, skin thickening, ulceration, and venous eczema. These are not life-threatening complications although, but sometimes it may be confused with deep vein thrombosis which can be life-threatening.
Varicose veins is a very common condition, it is estimated that about 6-7% of the entire population has some kind of varicose veins. That said, if we convert it to Indian demographics, about 84 million people will suffer from varicose veins. They can last for years or be lifelong.
Bulging veins that indicate an underlying disease that UPHI can treat.
It is usually hereditary. Approximately 70% of all patients with varicose veins have parents with a related condition. If either of your parents has or had these thick, bulgy veins you are more likely to develop them.
If you are working in a facility that requires long standing hours can root varicose veins. Also, pregnancy and obesity make you more vulnerable to varicose veins.
So men and women from different age groups can be affected by this condition. But women are more likely to develop varicose veins, because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, etc.
They usually aren’t serious but at times such prominent veins are more than an aesthetic issue.
Varicose veins may or may not be directly under the skin. They often occur deep under the skin’s surface where one can’t see them easily. It is very important for vascular specialists to examine the overall vein health.
These large swelling veins are caused by a blood clot which can be corrected through Lifestyle changes and wearing compression stockings. These remedies will relieve for some time, but it won’t offer you a permanent solution. So better to adopt the medical procedure to cure this problem of the root.
To Treat the Varicose Veins, various Surgical Treatments are available which are:-
Non- surgical treatments for varicose veins include exercise, leg elevation, and elastic stockings. In short, Nonsurgical treatments of Varicose Veins include:-
If nonsurgical ways are not helping to cure the varicose veins and its symptoms, medical treatment or surgical methods are the only sources to treat the Varicose Veins.
Before the Surgery, Our surgeon will ask for medical history. he will examine the leg, arms, and feet in a proper way just to check the severity of varicose veins or swelling veins.
Even though these thick veins are generally visible, the doctor may still ask to get some test done.
Our doctors believe in providing the highest level of care. Thus he will first make sure that varicose vein surgery can be performed and answer all your concerns.
There are rare chances of side-effects or risks or complications after any surgery. Every surgeon or doctor works well to cure the problem of the root, still, patients may have some risks or complications due to the severity of the disease and the patient's immune system;-
The surgeon will ask to follow some post-operative care which is:-
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