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Varicose Veins - Treatment

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How can Varicose Veins be Treated?

The goal of the treatment is to improve blood flow back up to the heart.

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Medical treatment is not required for most varicose vein patients unless problems like deep-vein blood clot or severe bleeding occur.

The conservative treatment involves -

  • Avoid standing for prolonged periods
  • Elevate the legs while sitting
  • Exercising and walking every day is highly recommended
  • Wear elastic support stockings

Medical treatment involves -

  • Sclerotherapy is used to treat smaller varicose veins. This is a minor procedure where a chemical is injected into the veins and results in scarring of the vein. This forces the blood to detour to healthier veins. The doctor might place an elastic stocking around the treated leg to reduce bruising and bleeding. The risks of sclerotherapy are brown spots at the injection site and clots in superficial veins. There may also be a reaction to the injected chemical and new smaller veins may form.
  • Stripping or vein removal is used to remove larger varicose veins. This is a hospital procedure-requiring anesthesia. Parts of the vein are removed or tied off, or the entire vein can be removed. Swelling may occur and can last 6-8 weeks. The risks of stripping are possible bruising, bleeding or formation of new varicose veins.

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Sindhu1

Thank you for sharing good information. My sister also suffered from Varicose veins. We consulted many hospitals but nothing helped in diagnosing completely.After we went to Interventional Radiology and my sister is completely diagnosed now.
Thank you

WarrenBoss

If you have gotten the varicose vein symptoms, do not try to deal with them with the use of your own decided medicines. Rather, going to better doctors for Varicose Vein Treatment would be better for you.

udit90

hello, my mother is suffering from severe varicosity.she is vegetarian and diabetic.so help me out for her treatment using physiotherapeutic and exercise intervention. thanks

Maryann60

After many tests resulted in no diagnosis for the pain in her right side, my 40 year old daughter underwent a laproscopy(spelling?), and was told that she has vericose veins wrapping around a section of her intestines. They look like black tentacles encircling this area. The doctor said she had never personally seen this condition, so my daughter is waiting for a consultation with another doctor. I can find nothing on the internet about this condition.
Maryann

Aashims Agrawal

plz provide relevent information regarding physiotherapy treatment of varicose veins.

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