By Ajay Kaul
September 8, 2020 (IANSlife) Enlarged, twisted veins commonly found on the legs are called varicose veins. Although these are not considered to be a serious medical condition, they are an uncomfortable sight and are a sign of restless legs. Having varicose veins isn’t uncommon and yet, people are not sure of what causes them, or they are treated.
Varicose veins are not limited to a specific gender, age group, or even a profession. More often, people with prolonged standing requirements fall prey to this disorder where veins of lower limbs enlarge due to malfunction of their valves causing improper flow of blood, and thereby pooling. At the point when the valves that help push oxygenated blood back to our heart are exhausted, they can quit working altogether. Feeble valves can prompt a reinforcement of blood, making our veins twist and swell. It is what science calls varicose veins.
In other words, there is an ensuing danger for having varicose veins if you are elderly, sit or stand for long stretches, have an inert way of life, have obesity, or have a family background of varicose veins.
They are discomfort and unattractive, but varicose veins can also be risky to our internal health. Untreated veins can blast and cause draining or excruciating ulcers. Sometimes, varicose veins may add to the advancement of blood clusters. These clots could reach our heart, causing prolonged medical problems. One of the dangerous side effects of varicose veins is that they can lead to ulcers. They frequently cause a dull ache, a substantial inclination, or a pressure close to the skin. Yet, in more severe cases, they can likewise cause ulcers.
At the point when a hard, swelling vein makes a sore on your skin, a venous ulcer can create. Ulcers most normally happen around your lower legs, and they can turn out to be very traumatizing — and even contaminated — if left untreated. In fact, the varicose veins are also linked with having too many blood clots. At the point when a lot of blood gathers in a vein, it can go on to become a clot. If that happens in a vein inside your body, it is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots are dangerous as they can go reach our lungs, causing a possibly lethal respiratory embolism.
People often think varicose veins can only be found in your legs and they miss their body's signs if these happen anyplace else. The veins in our legs are already on the verge of exhaustion, since they battle gravity every day and bring blood from our legs back up to our heart. Different veins in places far away from our heart — like our arms, hands, or hips — can likewise build up the condition.
Yet, there are a handful varicose care treatment centers which can offer several different procedures to eliminate varicose veins. For example, there is one treatment that utilizes an improvised sealing procedure called VenaSeal, which shuts the harmed vein and permits it to get consumed by our body. Then there is phlebectomy (vein evacuation) or sclerotherapy (Injecting drugs to block venous channels), or even Endovenous Laser Treatment.
A physical assessment, primarily visual, by a doctor can tell whether a patient has varicose veins. A doppler report helps doctors classify the disease, plan its management and explain the course of treatment.
The author, Dr Ajay Kaul is Chairman & HOD - CTVS, BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
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