Treatment of varicose veins
Varicose veins – not just a cosmetic problem
Both our surface and deep venous system form a tight network. Often superficial veins can become varicose, swollen, twisted and surrounded by red patch of very visible spider veins. It is important to examine and treat varicosity in an early stage to prevent serious complications such as poor circulation, blood clots and even deep vein trombosis.
What causes varicose veins ?
The main reasons for varicosity lay in genetics, hormons and a way of life. Nowdays too many people are sedentary and sit behind a desk for long hours. Prolonged sitting induce the development of the varicose veins. People working behind the desk may experience pressure and cramps in thighs and the lower leg, especially during sleep. If your legs and anckles are heavy and swollen, you should get them checked, especially if there are visible signs of varicose and spider veins.
There are many ways to treat superficial veins in an early stages. To diagnose a more complex problem we use the most modern doppler-ultrasound technology.
Treatment options for varicose veins
Superficial varicosity is treated as an ambulatory treatment in out-patient care. The patient is released an hour after the treatment.
Sclerotherapy method: An agent, kind of foam is injected into the problematic vein, gradually causing the walls to swell and stick together, blocking off the vein. The deeper venous systems take over the blood flow. After the treatment, the leg is wrapped in compression stocking for 48 hours. Approximately a fist sized area can be treated in one session. The patient will be given detailed home care instructions and is able to return to work the next day.
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