Posted on May 28, 2008 | Comments 0
Have you ever noticed any twisted group of purple or blue veins on your skin? Those veins are known as varicose veins.
Varicose veins are usually considered as abnormal condition of blood vessels, which can mainly result from weakening of vessel wall. Sometimes, these veins are surrounded with thin red capillaries known as spider veins.
Any vein in your body can become varicose, but usually veins present in your legs and feet are affected often.
This twisting of veins is mainly due to increased pressure in the veins present in your lower body, because of standing and walking upright.
Varicose veins and spider veins are very common condition for most of the people and it can take place in its possible mild form. For most of you, these varicose veins that are medically insignificant in variation can be a cause for cosmetic concern while for others it can result in discomfort and also causes aching pain.
Is it necessary to treat varicose veins?
As varicose veins are primarily a cosmetic concern, they are not recommended any kind of treatment. In certain severe cases, especially those which mainly involve skin ulcers, treatment is required. These varicose veins are repeatedly treated by removing the bad veins beneath your skin. This elimination of veins mainly compels the blood to flow through other healthy veins present in your body.
Various procedures are used to eliminate the problematic veins in your body. Certain methods employed for treating these varicose veins typically include:
- Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure used in the treatment of varicose veins, which can be performed at your doctor’s clinic. In this procedure, a solution which usually makes the damaged veins to disappear is directly injected into your varicose veins. Several sessions of this treatment are usually recommended to get desired results.
- Laser therapy is considered as the most efficient way to treat small varicose veins. In this therapy, the blood vessels are usually heated to make them shrink.
- High intensity pulsed light therapy is another method available for the treatment of these twisted group of veins. In this method, a spectrum of light is usually given on the affected veins, instead of emitting a light with single wave length. This therapy is usually recommended when the above two methods fail to give desired results for you.
So, whenever you feel difficulty with varicose veins, try to consult any experienced health care professional or concerned specialist to get rid of this problem.
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