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Top 4 Varicose Vein Treatments

Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:37 AM

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that become swollen and red. These veins become visible on the skin and swell, to which they may appear purple or dark blue. Varicose veins most commonly affect the legs and feet. The cause of spider veins and varicose veins is pressure on the veins of the lower body, which increases due to standing and walking upright.
Spider veins in the legs are often confused with varicose veins. Spider veins are more often seen in women. Spider veins may appear similar to varicose veins. However, spider veins are caused due to collecting of blood, exposure to sun, injuries, and hormonal changes.
Patients suffering from varicose veins experience symptoms such as pain and discomfort. Varicose veins can sometimes lead to serious health problems. Risk of developing circulatory problems is also very high for people suffering from varicose veins.
Top Treatment Methods
Surgery is the treatment method used for the treatment of very large or painful varicose veins. Treatments available for removal of spider veins and varicose veins are effective but varicose veins may recur. Some home treatment measures and lifestyle changes can also be helpful in treating affected veins. These natural methods can provide relief from symptoms and prevent further complications. In severe cases, surgery may be required for removing the affected veins.
Laser surgery can be a helpful treatment option. Doctors recommend laser surgery for treating both spider veins and varicose veins. In laser surgery, strong bursts of light are directed on the vein. This surgery does not use incisions or needles.

Endoscopic vein surgery is one of the useful treatment options. This surgery is recommended in adverse cases involving leg ulcers. A tiny video camera is inserted in the leg to visually identify the varicose veins, which are then removed. The removal is done through small incisions. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

Sclerotherapy is considered a very effective treatment for varicose as well as for spider veins. In this treatment, salt water is injected into the varicose or spider veins. In this treatment, the blood is permitted to clot and harden in spider veins, which forms scar tissue and helps heal the spider veins or varicose veins.

Ablation uses intense heat for the treatment of affected veins. The treatment can be performed using two methods using radiofrequency energy or laser energy. The intense heat used in the treatment closes off the large affected veins. 

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Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, or red veins that usually appear in the legs and feet. Spider veins, which may seem similar to varicose veins, are comparatively smaller. Treatment of varicose veins ranges from heat ablation to removal via surgery in severe cases.
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