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Varicose Veins

Who are at high risk of developing varicose veins ?

Though the causes of varicose veins are many, the following groups are at higher risk. Age – Adults above the age of 40 are at higher risk Gender – Women are at higher risk than men Obesity – Over-weight people are at higher risk Family History Sitting or standing for long time at work e.g teachers, policemen etc Lack of movement or low physical activity Pregnancy – due to the …Read More

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are dilated, swollen, tortous veins of the superficial venous system of lower limbs which are seen bulging from the under surface of the skin. They are most commonly seen in the lower limbs and can be cosmetically deforming.

Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins

The following options are available for Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins. 1. Phlebectomy: Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the varicose veins. There are two basic types of Phlebectomy – Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP). 1(a). Ambulatory Phlebectomy: In Ambulatory Phlebectomy using a scalpel or needle doctor punctures the skin near to the varicose vein and inserts a small hook into the hole and grasps the vein and …Read More

What are the options for non-surgical treatment of Varicose Veins

Following are the non-surgical treatment methods adopted in the treatment of varicose veins, Leg elevation & exercises Wearing Graduated Compression Stockings Ultrasound guided foam Sclerotherapy Endovenous thermal ablation ClariVein® Leg elevation & exercises: Leg elevation and exercise often provides temporary symptomatic relief. Wearing Graduated Compression Stockings: Wearing graduated compression stockings with variable pressure gradients (Class I, II & III) has proven to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation thereby stops …Read More