Frequently Asked Questions

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that commonly appear on the legs. They occur when the valves in the veins weaken or become damaged, leading to blood pooling and vein dilation.
Spider veins can appear anywhere on the body and these are usually not painful. It appears often behind the knee, on feet or face.
  • Age : During aging process veins walls and valves may lose elasticity and stiffen due
  • Gender : Because of change in hormone levels in females, the walls veins may get stretch. Females who are pregnant, taking birth control tablets and going through the menopause period may have the risk of varicose varicose veins.
  • Family History : Varicose vein disease can be inherited.
  • Lifestyle and Weight : Sitting for long periods or standing for long time, wearing tight pants with tight waistbands may decrease easy blood flow. Weight due to obesity puts force on blood vessels
  • Tobacco Usage : People using tobacco products are often to develop varicose veins.
  • Other Health Conditions : Severe constipations and some types of tumors in the body cause pressure on blood vessels and develop varicose veins.

After physical examination, to diagnose varicose veins, doctors recommend a test called a venous Doppler ultrasound of the leg. A Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to look at blood flow through the valves in the veins and blood clots.

a. Compression Stockings

Wearing compression stockings or socks places pressure on the varicose veins in the legs and can help improve blood flow and prevent further spider or varicose veins.

b. Scelerotherapy

Varicose vein specialist injects a solution into the veins and it results to stick the vein walls together and eventually it turns into scar tissue and fades away.

c. Endovenous Laser Treatment [EVLT]

Endovenous ablation uses energy to cauterize (burn) and close varicose veins with ultrasound guidance. A laser fibre is placed into the abnormal vein through a tiny incision. It is a minimally invasive, pain-free procedure that’s done as day care procedure. Strong discharge of light are applied to the vein, which gradually fades and get disappears.

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