Varicose Veins Causes, Prevention, and How To Treat Them

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Here are some things you might want to know about varicose veins and its treatment.

VARICOSE VEINS – These are the causes, prevention, and treatment options if you have varicose veins also known as varicoses or varicosities.

Enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood veins are called varicose veins or also known as varicoses or varicosities. They typically appear swollen and raised which are bluish-purple or red in color. And oftentimes, it is painful and happens on the legs and feet. 

Varicose Veins

Accordingly, this condition develops when the veins do not work properly disrupting the blood flow. There are accordingly different options out there to treat varicose including some home remedies, most especially if it becomes painful and causing you some discomfort.

Here are some treatment:

  • If it becomes large, a surgery to have it removed might be needed done under general anesthetic. As for smaller veins and spider veins, laser treatment is often used.
  • Ligation and stripping is done with two incision where a thin wire will be threaded through and then pulled out with the vein in it. A person who will undergo with this treatment will need weeks for recovery.
  • Radiofrequency ablation done with a local anesthetic is where a catheter will be threaded in your vein and a probe will enter. It will emits radiofrequency energy which will heat up the vein and eventually collapse its walls.
  • Endovenous laser treatment where a laser will thread through the catheter and to the top of the target vein. It will have short energy bursts to shut the vein as per article from Medical News Today.

Some of the potential causes for one to have varicose include pregnancy, menopausal, age over 50, standing for too long, obesity, and a family history of varicose veins. Generally, instead of taking aggressive treatments, you can change your lifestyle for prevention.


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