Varicose veins are enlarged, sometimes twisted & bloated veins which exist near the surface of the skin. These can occur anywhere on the body but are mostly located in the legs and lower abdominal area. These are not only a cosmetic concern but in some cases, a varicose vein may be a sign of a more serious health problem such as heart failure, blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is therefore important to know all Varicose Veins Treatment Options: Which is Right for You in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah after consultation with a specialist.
Aim of the Procedure:
There are several treatments and each is performed after carefully evaluating each individual case. Options vary between surgical treatment (for severe cases), minimally invasive (for moderate cases), non-invasive (for mild cases) and home remedies for aftercare or very early detected cases. After examination, you will know which treatment to go for in your particular case.
Since there are a lot of variables which affect each treatment, results will also vary based on the nature of the treatment given. For non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques, treatment is done in outpatient settings and you may be free to go home at the end of the treatment. For surgical procedures, you may need up to 10 days to fully recover. Scars may take even longer to heal.
Varicose veins can affect almost anyone at any stage in their life but usually, it is seen in people who spend a lot of time standing, have less efficient blood flow or have other heart-related illnesses.
In the affected area, veins which exist closer to the surface lose their structural integrity due to decreased blood flow or faulty valves which protect the blood from flowing backwards. Consequently, inflammation of the walls of the vein causes it to swell and blood pools inside, making the vein appear painfully swollen, and twisted in severe cases an open sore may appear on the area affected.
Improving your daily routine, losing weight, eating healthy and maintaining proper hygiene can all help in relieving symptoms of varicose veins. Home remedies, although suitable for very mild cases, are also recommended after surgical or invasive treatments to avoid any future problems that may arise.
Let’s go through all your options to let you know what to expect when seeking treatment for varicose veins.
These treatments are used for severe cases in which immediate resolution is required such as ulcers, infections, or venous haemorrhage due to varicose veins. These include;
- Ligation and Stripping:
The damaged vein is either surgically disconnected and tied off (ligation) or surgically removed (stripping). Stripping is usually done for smaller veins.
Suitable for smaller varicose veins, this procedure involves making small incisions in the affected area to remove the damaged vein.
Minimally Invasive Treatments:
Used when non-surgical methods are not effective for smaller veins, these treatments include;
The vein is injected with a chemical solution which damages the inner lining of the vein to close it off permanently. This treatment is especially effective for smaller veins and spider veins which occur in the surrounding area.
- Endovenous Ablation:
This is when the doctor inserts a catheter into the damaged vein and heat through radiofrequency or a laser fibre damages the vein from the inside causing it to close off.
Non Invasive Treatments and Home Remedies:
Used only in cases where the problem is diagnosed early and the purpose is to stop further damage to the area, these techniques may be used prior to or after other treatment options. These include;
- Laser Treatment:
For smaller veins which do not require endovenous ablation, lasers, outside the damaged area, heat the vein from the inside and resolve the issue.
- Home Remedies:
Wearing special compression stockings, elevating your legs while sitting, maintaining a healthy diet, not standing for a long time and improving blood flow via exercise are all home remedies which should be practised so one never has to go through all the other options.
All the above-mentioned treatments have their own pros and cons and one should always consult a Vascular surgeon to know one’s standing. Not all treatments are suitable for everyone and only a thorough examination can tell you what is best for you.
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