Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins are those vessels, by which blood travels back to the heart. In order to perform its function, the veins in the legs work against the force of gravity. Contractions of muscles in the lower leg acts like a pump, while elastic walls of veins help blood to come back to the heart. Tiny valves in the veins opens and closes to prevent leakage of blood back. Read more »
Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins. Spider veins cause similar problem as varicose veins, except that they are smaller in size. They can be found closer to the skin surface. Spider veins are usually red or blue. They usually occur in the legs, but some people have it also on the face. Spider veins vary in size and they often look like a spider web. Read more »
Varicose veins affect more men than women. For most people, varicose veins are primarily an aesthetic problem, but some of them are experiencing the pain and discomfort of heavy legs beacuse of varicose vein. Although they are generally harmless, they might cause serious health complications, because of that we must pay more attention if we have them. Read more »
Varicose veins are dilated blood vessels with thin walls, which are oblong and wavy. They affects 30% of women and 15% of men. Those varicose veins which are located in the skin are similar to spider web. Larger veins that are deeper may appear as bumps or dark bands under the skin. The affected area can be very sensitive and can cause problems, such as feeling tired and throbbing pain in legs. Over time, varicose can also cause changes in the skin, such as itching, eczema, brown color and lumps on the skin leg. Some patients can occur even lower leg ulcers.
How can we treat varicose veins?
If varicose veins are aesthetically disruptive or cause problems, they can be treated with laser or injecting therapeutic solution (Sclerotherapy). Such procedures can reduced them to such an extent that they completely disappear. For such kind of interventions the likelihood that the situation satisfactorily repair is 50-90%.
The process of surgical removal of a varicose vein is simple. It involves the use of certain medical equipments like an ultrasound machine, catheter, laser fiber or radiofrequency electrode, and laser or radiofrequency console. First, ultrasound is used to visualize the varicose vein and bring it up on the ultrasound monitor. Then, an endo-vascular optical fiber is inserted slowly into the vein via a catherter. Then, when the laser electrode reaches the desired location, it is used to heat up and shrink the defective vein tissues which gradually cause them to fade away.
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Endovenous laser treatment is presently reigning supreme when it comes to removal of varicose veins. In this procedure, an optical fibre is inserted into the vein to be treated, and through this channel a laser, which has its wavelength in the infrared spectrum, is transmitted to the blood and vein cells. This causes the vein to contract and slowly blocks blood circulation through it. Lack of circulation causes the vein to gradually degrade and decompose. While the laser is being transmitted, the optical fibre channel is intermittently withdrawn portion by portion.
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The medical and surgical field in India is a largely progressive sector. Cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment is slowly but surely reaching the shores of the land which once relied on which-doctors and ayurveda for cure. Modern and up-to-date varicose and vein treatment facilities, likewise, are available all over India. A wide variety of treatments, including sclerotherapy, ablation, laser treatment or vein stripping, are all available locally anywhere in India.
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Laser vein therapy or laser vein removal is common treatment for various abnormalities in the vein including the spider vein or varicose vein conditions. Expenses incurred to indergo this procedure vary according to the doctor or to the extent of procedure and medication undergone.
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