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Varicose Veins Treatment & Diagnosis in Alwarpet, Chennai

Twisted, enlarged, swollen, and raised veins are called varicose veins. Varicose veins are also known as varicosities. This usually occurs in the legs and feet. They appear bluish-purple or reddish. Varicose veins happen when the valves of the vein are damaged. This results in ineffective and misdirection in blood flow. Varicose veins are not a severe health condition, but it can lead to severe problems if not treated on time.

What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are generally painless. Symptoms include:

  • Swollen and bulged out veins.
  • Redness or bluish-purple coloration in the affected area.
  • Spider veins. 
  • Stasis dermatitis.
  • Legs ache.
  • Burning, swelling, and muscle cramping in the lower legs.
  • Itching in the affected area.
  • In severe cases, bleeding.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Weak or damaged valves can lead to varicose veins. The flow of blood in veins is unidirectional. Weak or damaged valves can lead to wrong and ineffective flow of blood, causing varicose veins.

When to See a Doctor While Suffering from Varicose Veins?

If lifestyle changes and other self-care measures are not working, and your condition is worsening immediately seek medical attention.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Who Are at Higher Risk of Developing  Varicose Veins? 

 People who are:

  • Active smokers
  • Above 50years of age
  • Physically inactive
  • Pregnant, in case of women
  • Inherited medical condition that can cause varicose veins

What Are the Complications Involved With Varicose Veins?

Complications with varicose veins are rare. They are:

  • Inflammation and swelling of veins 
  • Formation of blot clots
  • Formation of painful ulcers on the skin
  • Bleeding due to bursting of a vein.

How Can Varicose Veins Be Treated?

A varicose vein is a harmless condition, and it can be treated initially by 

  • making life style changes like exercise, weight loss, and avoiding stillness. 
  • Wearing compression socks and stockings thus putting pressure on the legs to make the blood flow regular and decrease the swelling.

However, in severe cases,

  • Surgery like Vein ligation and stripping can be done under anesthesia to remove the varicose vein through the incisions. 
  • Minimally invasive procedures like sclerotherapy, micro sclerotherapy, laser surgery, endovenous ablation therapy, and endoscopic vein surgery can be done.

Your doctor will detect the intensity of the condition and will suggest to you a suitable treatment option.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Conclusion

Varicose vein is a harmless condition but can lead to severe diseases if not treated well. Older people and physically inactive people are more likely to develop this condition as wear and tear on the veins causes their walls to weaken, allowing the vein to enlarge.

References 

https://www.healthline.com/health/varicose-veins

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-varicose-veins-basics

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/varicose-veins

What kind of doctor should you visit for this problem?

Your physician may refer you to a phlebologist or a vascular surgeon, or a dermatologist.

What can be the preventive measures?

You can prevent varicose veins by exercising regularly, maintaining average body weight, not wearing tight clothes, not being in the same position for more extended periods.

How can this condition be diagnosed?

Although your doctor will diagnose the problem through symptoms only, specific examinations like medical history, physical examination can also be done. Diagnostic procedures like duplex ultrasound and venogram can be done to check the flow of blood and the structure of veins.

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