Varicose disease: modern methods of treatment of the disease
Varicose veins or varicose veins are a common vascular pathology. This disease develops, in which venous blood circulation is disturbed, almost 70% of women and much less often – in men. The woven veins and protruding venous tubercles, mostly on the legs, are already a rather neglected stage of the disease, which was preceded by pains, heaviness in the legs, the appearance of vascular “sprockets” and edema.
Unfortunately, many people, confronted with varicose veins, consider this problem purely aesthetic. Meanwhile, varicose veins are dangerous due to serious complications, because the enlarged vein ceases to perform its basic functions and does not provide a normal outflow of blood from extremities to the heart.
How to treat varicose veins at different stages of the disease
The risk of developing varicose veins increases after 40 years, and one of the main factors of the disease is heredity. However, venous blood circulation can be disturbed in the case of immobile lifestyle, hormonal failures, pregnancy, occupational activity associated with prolonged stay, etc. If you are suffering from leg pain, swelling, a vascular spider has appeared, then it is important not to delay the visit to a phlebologist (a vascular surgeon) and not to wait for the appearance of venous bumps when surgical treatment is required.
Varicose veins are treated with surgical and non-surgical methods. So, to solve the problem of vascular “sprockets”, “mesh”, varices of venous branches can be done using the procedure of sclerotherapy. Also, this method of treatment is used in cases where surgical treatment is contraindicated. In sclerotherapy, using a syringe and a thin needle, a substance is introduced into the vein cavity, which facilitates the adhesion of the vascular walls: after that vascular formations disappear.
In a more serious condition and damage to the veins, laser equipment is used, which helps to carry out an operation for removing the enlarged vein with minimal traumatic and no blood loss. For example, miniflubectomy is a non-traumatic surgery in which a phlebologist performs a micronutrion on the skin or just a puncture. Flashectomy or surgical intervention with open access is only performed with total venous lesions, when it is impossible to apply more gentle methods of surgical treatment.
Why is it important to treat varicose veins
Veins on the legs perform an important function – providing blood flow from the bottom up, against the force of earth’s attraction. In case of disturbance of functioning in the affected vein, venous congestion occurs, blood congestion, skin nutrition, nutritional deficiencies, trophic ulcers, thrombi, thrombophlebitis develop. As a result, there is an increased risk of clogging the vessel with a blood clot, which can lead to death.
Trust your health only to professionals
Which method of treating varicose veins will suit you – only a specialist will determine, and only after extensive diagnosis of the veins. It may be one or even several methods of treatment (an individual program), a phlebologist or a vascular surgeon will necessarily prescribe vascular ultrasound (angioscanning), will collect detailed data on the patient’s health indicators, only after that will make the treatment scheme.