Varicose Veins Treatment & Diagnosis in Tardeo, Mumbai
The 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 in color.
What do we need to know about varicose veins?
Varicose veins happen when the valves of the vein are damaged. This results in ineffective blood flow in the wrong direction. In serious cases, varicose veins rupture leading to ulcers on the skin. This condition is more common in women. Varicose vein itself is not a serious health condition but it can lead to severe problems if not treated on time.
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What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
Varicose veins are generally painless. Symptoms include:
- Swollen and bulged-out veins
- Redness or bluish-purple color in the affected area
- Spider veins
- Stasis dermatitis
- Aching legs
- Burning, swelling and muscle cramping in the lower legs
- Itching in the affected area
- In severe cases, bleeding
What causes this condition?
Weak or damaged valves can lead to varicose veins. The flow of blood in veins is unidirectional. The weak or damaged valves can lead to wrong and ineffective flow of blood causing varicose veins.
Who is at a higher risk of developing this condition?
People who are:
- Above 50 years of age
- Physically inactive
- Pregnant women
- Have inherited medical conditions
When do you need to see a doctor?
If you spot any of the symptoms mentioned above, consult a doctor.
You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
How can this condition be treated?
Varicose veins are a harmless condition and it can be treated initially by
- Making lifestyle changes like exercising, weight loss and avoiding inactivity
- Wearing compression socks and stockings as they put pressure on the legs to make the blood flow normally and decrease the swelling
However, in severe cases,
- Surgeries like vein ligation and stripping can be done under anesthesia to remove varicose veins through incisions
- Minimally invasive procedures like sclerotherapy, microsclerotherapy, laser surgery, endovenous ablation therapy and endoscopic vein surgery can be done
Varicose vein in itself is a harmless condition but can lead to serious diseases if not treated on time. Older and physically inactive people are more likely to develop this condition.
Complications may include:
- Inflammation and swelling of veins
- Formation of blot clots
- Formation of painful ulcers on the skin
- Bleeding due to bursting of veins
You can prevent varicose veins by exercising regularly, maintaining a normal body weight, not wearing tight clothes and not being in the same position for longer stretches of time.
Your doctor can diagnose the problem through symptoms only. 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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