Varicose Veins Treatment Center
Phapale Hospital is the varicose vein treatment center in Otur in Taluka Junnar of Pune district of Maharashtra. The hospital has almost all facilities required for diagnosis & treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Shashank Phapale is offering best services for the spider veins developed in legs. The hospital provides conventional as well as advanced varicose vein laser treatment. The cutting-edge technology and top-class facilities used in Phapale Hospital allow them to become more famous. Phapale Hospital has special departments which are continually serving to produce outstanding medical and nursing assistance to patients.
What is Varicose Veins?
The veins present in the lower limb have flaps that keep the one-way blood flow that moves towards the heart and stop its backflow. If these flaps are thin or damaged, then it can back up or pull the blood through the veins. Constant pulling induces the stretching, swelling of the vessel and result in varicose veins. Varicose veins are swelled, blue colored vessels flow just below the surface of the skin. It develops in legs and feet. Varicose veins tend to be inherited and grows with a person’s age. Varicose veins are common health disorder but do not create any difficulties.
Noticeable enlarged and tangled veins enclosed by pieces of overwhelmed blood vessels known as spider veins. The external pressure on veins also begins the development of spider veins. They are superficial varicose veins.
Varicose Veins Symptoms
Varicose veins show following symptoms:
- Observable deep purple or blue blood vessels in the thighs
- Pain and uncomfortable heaviness in legs
- Muscle cramps and burning sensation in lower legs
- Swelling or inflammation of the ankle or feet after standing for a longer time
- Blood from affected veins
- Hardening of the varicose veins
Varicose Veins Causes
Several causes are there for the development of varicose veins
- Genetics or gene transfer from one generation to next
- Jobs that require continuous standing for a long time
- Excess body weight
- Hormone changes during the pregnancy, adolescence
- Contraceptives used as birth controlling agents
- Treatments performed to repair postmenopausal hormone disorders
- Developed blood clots
- Some diseases like tumors and constipation increase the pressure
- Some injuries or damage to skin during operational treatment or exposure to radiations
Type of Varicose Veins
- Greater saphenous varicose veins – The lower portion of leg consist of deep veins and superficial veins. The superficial veins are the site for the development of varicose veins. The Greater saphenous vein is the superficial vein that runs direction upward from the ankle to the femoral vein.
- Lesser saphenous varicose veins – It goes upwards from calf muscle to heel bone, and it is joined at the back of the knee.
- Branched type of varicose vein- It is an enlarged segmental vein that divides from the central saphenous vein. It is present below the knees.
- Genital area varicose vein- It occurs due to the backward blood flow from the vein near ovary and womb.
- Reticular type and Web type varicose veins – The reticular type of varicose veins spread like a mesh. The web type varicose vein is dilated capillary veins exist just below the skin and having a size of less than 1mm.
Varicose Veins Treatment
- Laser surgeries– It is the latest technology used to close smaller varicose veins. It applies the light source directly onto varicose veins. It is free from incisions.
- Catheter-assisted procedures – It uses radiofrequency or laser power. It involves the insertions of a catheter into infected veins. The heat damages the vein by making it fall and sealed.
- Sclerotherapy- It is the procedure, where the doctor inserts a solution in small and medium-sized varicose veins that mark and ties those nerves.
- Foam sclerotherapy for large veins – A foam solution is injected into a large vein to close a thread and close it.
- High ligation and vein stripping method– It includes fastening off a vein before its joining with a deep vein and extract them through small incisions. It does not cause any change in blood circulation.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy – a series of tiny skin punctures removes the smaller varicose veins. The specific portion of the leg is numbed.
- Endoscopic vein operation– It uses a camera inserted into the affected leg to view and seal them. Then removes the veins via small incisions.
- Perform regular exercise, weight loss use of comfortable and normal fitting clothes. Avoid a long-term standing posture
- Compression stockings compress the legs and allow the proper blood circulation
Varicose Veins Pre-Surgery and Post-Surgery Instructions
- Have a shower on the day of procedure
- Avoid the use of oils or lotions on the infected leg
- Eat a light snack before coming to the hospital
- Shave legs a night before treatment (in case of women)
- Please arrange person for care
- Do not wear heavy and tight clothes
- Use compression stockings at the end of procedure
- Do not elevate leg more often it may start swelling and discomfort
- Keep the bandage and stocking dry