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Varicose Veins - Know your treatment options

Varicose veins may not look so serious but they cause extreme pain, usually along the legs and make walking or standing very difficult. Are varicose veins preventable and if you have them what should you do? Let us find out.

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Varicose Veins - Know your treatment options

Varicose veins may not look so serious but they cause extreme pain, usually along the legs and make walking or standing very difficult. Are varicose veins preventable and if you have them what should you do? Let us find out.

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Causes

Symptoms

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Condition

first condition

What is Varicose veins?

Varicose veins are twisted enlarged veins.Any vein that is close to the skin surface can become varicose.It most commonly affect the veins in the legs.That is because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body.Sometimes varicose veins can cause more serious problems.view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

Varicose veins signs are. 1 ) Veins that are dark purple or Blue. 2 ) Veins that appear twisted and bulging ,often appearing like cords on the legs.3)When painful signs and symptoms occur 4)An achy or heavy feeling in the legs.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Varicose veins?

Varicose veins are twisted enlarged veins.Any vein that is close to the skin surface can become varicose.It most commonly affect the veins in the legs.That is because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body.Sometimes varicose veins can cause more serious problems.

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Condition two

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

Varicose veins signs are. 1 ) Veins that are dark purple or Blue. 2 ) Veins that appear twisted and bulging ,often appearing like cords on the legs.3)When painful signs and symptoms occur 4)An achy or heavy feeling in the legs.

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Causes

  • Hormones.
  • The aging process.
  • Excess weight.
  • Restrictive clothing.
  • Pressure inside the vein from standing for long periods.

Symptoms

  • Bulging veins: Twisted, swollen, rope-like veins are often blue or purple. They appear just below the surface of the skin on your legs, ankles and feet
  • Heavy legs: Muscles in your legs may feel tired, heavy or sluggish, especially after physical activity.
  • Pain: Legs may be painful, achy or sore, especially behind your knees. You might have muscle cramps
  • Swelling: Your legs, ankles and feet can swell and throb.

Causes

  • Hormones.
  • The aging process.
  • Excess weight.
  • Restrictive clothing.
  • Pressure inside the vein from standing for long periods.

Symptoms

  • Bulging veins: Twisted, swollen, rope-like veins are often blue or purple. They appear just below the surface of the skin on your legs, ankles and feet
  • Heavy legs: Muscles in your legs may feel tired, heavy or sluggish, especially after physical activity.
  • Pain: Legs may be painful, achy or sore, especially behind your knees. You might have muscle cramps
  • Swelling: Your legs, ankles and feet can swell and throb.

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort, you may not need to go for surgery.Surgery of varicose veins is usually only necessary to: ease symptoms – if your varicose veins are causing you pain or discomfort.

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Yes Varicose veins are covered by medical Insurance . Most of the Insurance providers provide treatment for Insurance

How long does it take to recover from varicose veins?

After the procedure may need upto 3 weeks to recover before returning to work.Patient may need to wear compression stockings for upto week after surgery.The appearance of varicose veins fades within three to six weeks after treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not wear clothes that are tight around the waist, groin, or thighs. Tight clothes can make varicose veins worse

Lifestyle. Lifestyle choices like prolonged sitting or standing can cause varicose veins because of the added pressure on the veins.

At best, massaging the leg area around the affected veins will only make them feel better temporarily — it is not a medical or cosmetic treatment. In fact, massage therapy could actually end up worsening your varicose veins, spider veins, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Elevate your legs and use an elevation pillow.Wear compression stockings.Use a heating pad.Avoid sleeping on Your Stomach.Take a warm bath or shower before bed.Drink milk before bedtime.

Cold water causes your blood vessels to shrink, which will help alleviate pain and swelling.