Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any vein that is close to the skin’s surface can become varicose. Varicose veins most commonly affect the veins in the legs. That’s because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body Treatment might involve self-care measures or procedures done by a healthcare provider to close or remove veins.
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping, and swelling in your lower legs
- Worsened pain after standing or sitting for a longer time
- Itching around one or more than one of the veins
Varicose veins develop when your veins stretch and their valves, which prevent blood from flowing backward, don’t work anymore. Primary varicose veins happen when the walls of your veins become weak.
A doctor injects a solution into a varicose vein that scars and closes the vein, then applies a compression dressing, in order to make the vein disappear.
A catheter is threaded into the varicose vein to heat the vein wall, causing the vein to collapse and close.
- Stripping the vein –
Removing the vein through a series of incisions.
A vein specialist at VidaVascular can help you to decide which treatment may be most appropriate for your condition.
At VidaVascular, we offer a variety of minimally-invasive treatments including Endovenous Ablation (EVA) which redirects blood to healthy veins. The recovery time is minimal and many patients returned to their normal activities on the same day. Endovenous Ablation (EVA) procedure at VidaVascular eliminates the pain and swelling, giving patients healthier and lighter legs.
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