Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins in blue or purple in shades. Mostly labeled as a cosmetic issue, it can also cause severe leg pains, swollen ankles, muscle cramps, discoloration, burning sensation in legs and dry itchy skin over the affected part.

Why it forms

Malfunction of the valves that are present inside the veins are the main reasons for the formation of varicose veins. The oxygen depleted blood is usually carried out to the heart through the tubular vessels called veins. The backward flow of the blood is avoided, especially while standing or sitting, by these valves. If the valve does not function properly, blood flows back and gets collected in the veins and causes it to enlarge and swell.

Myths and Facts

It is a myth that crossing the legs or wearing high heels causes varicose veins. Also it is not a women alone disease. Although the occurrence of varicose veins in women is more, even men are affected to certain effect. Genetics, obesity, lack of exercise and hormonal birth control are some of the main causes for this disease.

Complications

Although it is a cosmetic problem in the initial stages, if left unattended, may lead to severe implications such as leg ulcer. Being the main factor for fatigue in legs, these are the alarms bells for deep vein thrombosis and blood clots.

Treatments available

Compression stockings, surgeries, Sclerotherapy, and Endovenous laser treatment are some of the popular and proved methodologies of treatment. As compression stockings are mere bandage stockings, this is the first step to control varicose veins. The surgeries are usually performed for large varicose veins and Sclerotherapy is employed for small and medium varicose veins. The latest technology like Endovenous laser treatment is a minimal invasive procedure that can be done as an outpatient procedure.

The best varicose vein treatment in Pune is provided at Skinovate. Our surgeons are well adept in analyzing the severity of the problem and providing the suitable method of treatment to produce fastest but sustainable results.