The condition is usually the result of problems with valves within the veins of the leg. When one or more of the valves fails to close properly, the veins conduct blood back into the leg instead of up to the heart. As blood accumulates, abnormal pressures dilate the superficial vein system, causing the veins to bulge and become visible.
Cause for Varicose Veins
To remain standing for the whole day or longer time (may be part of profession)
Going on walking, who have not to sit at all, the veins of such people get little dilated than necessary because of the higher pressure of blood in these veins.
In the case of ladies, irregular menses, pregnancy or repeated delivery as well as very quick deliveries, and miscarriages, including the menopause time, it is very much possible that the varicose veins may result.
Treatments for varicose veins:
- Varicose Vein Treatment - Advanced Trivex Procedure
- Trivex System - Advance Varicose Vein Treatment
- Laser for varicose Vein Treatment
- Surgery for Varicose Vein
Varicose Vein Risks
While patients often try to ignore varicose veins, treatment is important to prevent dilated, twisted veins, episodes of aching pain, and leg ulcers on the surface of the skin. If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to more serious complications. Early treatment is highly recommended to help prevent the varicose veins from becoming very advanced.
Old Varicose Vein Treatments
The old technique for Varicose Vein treatment was known as the hook method, a painful and less effective method that actually is still in practice in some areas. There is a new advanced technique called The TriVex System, being practiced in Los Angeles by Doctor Marius Saines, offering patients a minimally invasive procedure allowing patients to be virtually pain free within a couple of weeks.
The Trivex System makes varicose vein removal more effective and less traumatic for the 24 million Americans suffering from them, by reducing the number of incisions required to perform the procedure, which not only reduces the pain associated with varicose vein removal, but also reduces the potential for post-operative infection. The varicose vein surgery is generally performed in less than one hour. The TriVex System uses a unique illumination feature that lights the area beneath the skin so the vein is clearly visible.
This allows the surgeon to quickly and accurately target and remove the vein and then visually confirm its complete extraction. The cause of varicose veins are either broken valves in the main superficial vein system or the vein communicating with deep veins in the leg. Its important to differentiate between the types of varicose veins because the treatment for varicose veins is different for each.
Varicose Veins Symptom
- Aching, heavy legs (often worse at night and after exercise)
- Ankle swelling
- A brownish-blue shiny skin discoloration around the veins
- Skin over the vein may become dry, itchy and thin, leading to eczema (venous eczema)
- The skin may darken (stasis dermatitis), because of the waste products building up in the legs
- Minor injuries to the area may bleed more than normal and/or take a long time to heal
- Rarely, there is a large amount of bleeding from a ruptured vein
- In some people the skin above the ankle may shrink (lipodermatosclerosis) because the fat underneath the skin becomes hard.
- Restless Leg Syndrome. Restless Leg Syndrome appears to be a common overlapping clinical syndrome in patients with varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiency.
Complications in Varicose Veins
Most varicose veins are relatively benign, but severe varicosities can lead to major complications, due to the poor circulation through the affected limb.
- Pain, heaviness, inability to walk or stand for long hours thus hindering work
- Skin conditions / Dermatitis which could predispose skin loss
- Bleeding : life threatening bleed from injury to the varicose vein
- Ulcer : non healing varicose ulcer could threaten limb amputation.
- Development of carcinoma or sarcoma in longstanding venous ulcers. There have been over 100 reported cases of malignant transformation and the rate is reported as 0.4% to 1%.
- Coagulation of blood in varicose veins cause superficial thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE) & could precipitate stroke in the rare case of predisposed individuals (that is, patients with patent foramen ovale).
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