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Varicose Veins Treatment & Diagnosis in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Varicose veins are the veins that become enlarged, dilated or twisted. This occurs when the veins are overfilled with blood. They are a result of faulty veins. These veins allow blood to pool or make it flow in the opposite direction. These veins generally have valves that fail to work properly leading to this condition. The treatment can involve self-care or surgery to remove or close such a vein.
For further information look for vascular surgery hospitals near you.

What are the symptoms?

Some common symptoms of varicose veins are:

  • Bluish or dark purple in color
  • Heavy feeling in the legs
  • Itching
  • Skin discoloration
  • Muscle cramping or swelling in legs
  • Swollen and raised over the skin
  • Pain
  • Some varicose veins can rupture resulting in varicose ulcers on the skin

What causes varicose veins?

Any vein that is close to the body, also known as a superficial vein, can become varicose. But varicose veins are more commonly found in the legs. The major cause of this is the increased pressure in the veins of the legs because of walking, running or standing straight. Varicose veins also have a milder version known as spider veins and both these conditions usually prove to be only a cosmetic problem for most people. Besides, they generally don’t cause any pain.

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you need to consult a doctor. The doctor will recommend surgery if the varicose veins are extremely painful and cause discomfort to you. For further information, look for varicose vein specialists near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How are varicose veins treated?

  • Lifestyle Changes: Maintaining a healthy weight with regular exercises, elevating your legs to higher positions, not standing or sitting for long stretches, not wearing extremely tight clothes — all these changes can help in relieving pain if you have varicose veins and preventing them from getting worse.
  • Compression Stockings: The purpose of these stockings is to apply constant pressure on the leg. This constant pressure helps in increasing the efficiency of blood circulation in the legs and also helps in avoiding the blood from flowing back into the legs. These also help in reducing swelling. These stockings can be worn as a precautionary measure.
    If these treatments don’t work, then the doctor might suggest surgery. A varicose vein surgery is performed only in some cases. It is only recommended when medicines and other treatments don’t show results or start causing health problems for you. The surgery is also done if the varicose veins are extremely painful and cause discomfort to you.
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping: This is an invasive procedure and hence, can be done as an outpatient procedure. In this procedure, two incisions are made: one above the varicose vein that is being treated and another a little downwards around the ankle or the knee. Once the incision is made, the vein is visible, which is then tied up and sealed. It is tied up with the help of a thin wire that is threaded from the top and then taken out from the bottom. Along with the wire, the vein is also removed.

Conclusion

Varicose veins are a condition which in most cases can be treated with the help of self-care and lifestyle changes. But if you are conscious about your appearance or the veins are causing you pain, you can get a surgery done. Contact vascular surgeons near you for more information.

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Who is more likely to get varicose veins?

Women are more likely to suffer from varicose veins. About a quarter of all adults experience varicose veins.

What is the recovery period after getting vein ligation and stripping?

It takes about 1 to 3 weeks for a patient to recover fully and get back to work.

What precautions are taken during the recovery period?

You will be asked to wear compression stockings during your recovery period.

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