You are not likely to expect varicose veins when you are a young adult in your 20’s. But if you believe it cannot happen, think again. Believing that varicose veins are reserved for older age is a myth; Though risk factors are more for people over 50, you can develop varicose veins at a young age, too.
Millions of people are affected by venous diseases and ignoring such conditions can undoubtedly lead to major complications later.
Differentiating varicose veins and spider veins
Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels that twist and turn beneath the skin
- They usually develop in the legs and feet and are visible through the skin
- Varicose veins can be very painful
- Increased pressure in the veins of your lower body due to prolonged standing
- Can be a risk factor for varicose veins
- Spider veins are smaller, more superficial blood vessels that also twist and turn
- Spider veins are typically visible in the legs and face
- They typically do not hurt
- Spider veins are more common in pregnant women and children
- Pregnancy, menopause, heredity, and obesity can worsen the likelihood of this condition
- Those are dilated capillaries on the skin and they resemble spider legs
Currently, there are many treatment options available for such venous conditions and you probably might feel overwhelmed learning about them. Here we compare and summarize the treatment options that you can consider.
Purpose of Treating Varicose Veins:
Any varicose vein treatment aims to block or remove the damaged veins so that blood can be redirected to healthier veins.
Exploring the treatment options for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
At Avis vascular Center, our state-of-the-art treatments include:
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) therapy:
This minimally invasive procedure involves the insertion of a tube through which heat is passed into the damaged vein.
The vein gets closed and thus the pooling of blood is reduced, and an overall improved flow is attained.
Sclerotherapy: This is usually suggested for more serious vein disorders. A chemical injected into the damaged veins scars them and prevents them from carrying blood anymore. Other veins take over the damaged vein’s function and the scarred veins get absorbed into the body.
Surgery: Usually done in most severe cases, where the affected vein is tied off and blood can no longer flow through it. If there is heavy damage to the vein or its valves, the vein will be removed and the process is termed vein stripping.
Micro-incision Phlebectomy – This surgical treatment is used when veins are too large for sclerotherapy. This outpatient procedure removes leg veins through tiny punctures in the skin, using local anaesthesia. Micro phlebectomy is often done along with venous ablation therapy. A personalized treatment plan is developed based on the severity of the condition.
Medicines: Medicines that increase blood flow through the vessels may be used. Compression therapy is also found to be effective.
To know more or if you have questions about Varicose vein management and treatment options, call 998-952-7715 and schedule an appointment with our Vascular experts at Avis Vascular Center.
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