Varicose Veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh-coloured. They are often raised above the skin and look like twisted, bulging chords. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. We provide the best Varicose Veins Treatment Kerala.
Large prominent veins in your legs can cause limb swelling , aches, heaviness and discolouration around the ankle. In later stages, these may also cause itching in the lower leg, ulcerations, bleeding from the veins and acute pain in your legs.
Squatting exercises, elevating your legs, avoiding prolonged standing and wearing medical compression stockings can help you ease the pain of varicose veins and may prevent them from getting worse. But these measures will not cure this condition. If you have severe symptoms like large painful veins, bleeding, skin darkening, itching or ulcer, a long- term solution would require some surgical or endovenous treatment.
You would be advised to undergo a few basic tests and an ultrasound scan of your veins to decide on a personalized treatment plan for you. We provide the Best Varicose Vein Treatment Kerala.
Open surgery, which was the standard treatment in the past, has been largely replaced by endovenous (Minimally invasive) therapies with excellent long-term results and very less recurrence. Endovenous therapies are now the recommended modality for treatment of all types of varicose veins. We provide the best Varicose Veins Treatment Kerala.
No. There are no medicines to cure your varicose veins; but some tablets that can give you temporary relief.
They are minimally invasive (typically done as day care) - like Laser, Radiofrequency (RFA), Glue treatment (Venaseal), Sclerotherapy etc. In endovenous therapies, diseased veins are treated by a small tube that are inserted in to the diseased vein, through a small needle puncture. Here either heat energy, medications or a medical glue is delivered precisely in to the vein and the culprit veins are selectively treated and cured.
No, endovenous treatments is done under local anesthesia and usually patients are discharged the same day. They may return to normal activities by next day or two.
Laser treatment involves treatment of your varicose veins using laser thermal energy. A small laser fiber is inserted in to the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance through a small needle puncture in the lower thigh or upper leg. Then laser energy is activated to destroy the diseased vein from inside, which later shrinks and is absorbed by the body.
Surgery involves spinal or general anaesthesia and a 2 to 3 cms incision in the upper thigh and division of diseased thigh vein in the groin. This is followed by removal of the whole of the diseased thigh vein by a procedure called ‘stripping’. You will have to be in hospital for a day or two and can get back to work by a week or two.
Apart from being an open surgical procedure, the surgery involves anesthesia and slightly delays return to normal activities.
Sclerotherapy involves injection of a sclerosant solution under ultrasound guidance in to the varicose veins. This causes scarring in the vein and destruction of the diseased veins in your legs. The procedure does not require anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure. This modality is used for treatment of small and medium sized veins and we do not recommend this treatment for large size veins
There are no restrictions in general after laser treatment but you will have to wear medical compression stockings for 6 weeks after the procedure. You will have a check scan of the treated veins from our OPD after 1 week, 4 weeks, 6 months and 1 year respectively.
Large or medium sized bunches of veins, that cannot be treated by any of the above modalities are removed surgically by technique through a few 2 to 3 mm cuts.
On most instances any single modality may not be enough to achieve a complete cure of your varicose veins. Our expert team would prepare a detailed “vein mapping” and plan a personalised plan for each patient. Typically, any treatment would involve a combination of Laser / RFA / Glue with phlebectomy and sclerotherpy to achieve best results
After endovenous treatments you can start walking 2 hours after the procedure is done. Usually one can return to work usually after 2-3 days after endovenous ablations and 7-10 days after open surgery.
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