Varicose Veins: What You Need to Know Now

Introduction

I’m finding the older I get the more outdated my so-called medical assumptions have become. Take, for instance, varicose veins. When I was growing up and sliding my slender, teen-aged toes into blinding white, go-go boots, a la Nancy Sinatra, my knowledge of and my reflections upon varicose veins were limited. Sure, I’d seen them – dark blue or purple veins, bulging like cords – on gams of all sizes and shapes on parents. And, somewhere, in my head I reached this conclusion:

Varicose veins happen; they exist – like death and taxes. You can’t really do anything about them, except wear long pants and go swimming at night.

But, after a friend of mine went through a successful procedure for this condition and I did some research, my medical assumptions – like Nancy’s boots – took a much-needed hike. So, if you want to flaunt your legs again, here’s what you need to know now.

Condition can be Treatable

After some basic research, I spoke with Edward Mackay, MD, RVT, RPVI, a Vein Specialist in Tampa, Florida, and co-director of the International Vein Congress (IVC). My first question was: “Are varicose veins always treatable?”

“Yes, to some degree,” Mackay replied. “Treatments for this type of condition are extremely common.” And even more heartening, he said, “Nowadays, most procedures can be administered in an office setting and, depending on the treatment, the recovery time can be a matter of days with minimal or no scarring.”

Causes

According to Mackay, “Genetics are the largest cause of varicose veins. They run in the family and appear as you age.”

So, yes, you may be able to actually blame one or both of your parents for this condition. Longevity weakens your veins and their valves’ capacity to pump blood, causing blood to pool in your veins, creating varicose veins and their younger siblings, spider veins (the smaller, inflated blue and purple veins near the surface of your skin).

Another primary cause is pregnancy. However, varicose veins resulting from weight gain due to pregnancy and the necessary circulatory change that sends blood to the fetus usually disappear on their own several months following delivery.

Risk Factors

In addition to genetics, there are other factors that can increase your risk of developing this condition. These include:

  • Obesity. Extra weight on your frame creates added pressure for your veins.
  • Gender. Females are more likely to develop varicose veins, possibly due to hormonal changes such as those involving pregnancy.
  • Age. Normal wear and tear on your veins and valves can start to appear in your 30’s.
  • Lack of movement. A sedentary lifestyle or standing for long periods of time can keep your blood from flowing as well as when you are moving around and changing positions.

Symptoms

Varicose veins most often appear in your feet and legs, but they can also occur in your thighs and ankles. They may or may not be painful. If painful, the symptoms manifest themselves with:

  • Itching around your veins
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping or swelling in your lower legs
  • Increased pain after sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Skin ulcers and swelling around your ankles
  • Fatigue

Possible Complications

Complications can include, as noted earlier, ulcers near your ankles or varicose veins. These are typically painful and you’ll want to seek medical advice. Varicose veins can sometimes, although rarely, result in blood clots which may appear as severe swelling. If sudden swelling appears, again, seek medical care quickly.

Self-Care

There are several things you can to do prevent varicose veins or keep them from worsening. These include:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Wearing compression stockings (Yes, they’re still around.)
  • Elevating your legs for short periods several times a day
  • Avoiding high heels
  • Changing your sitting or standing position regularly
  • Losing excess weight
  • Sticking to a low-salt, high fiber diet

When to Seek Treatment

If your veins don’t visibly improve and any pain persists, it’s time to see your doctor.

Treatment Options Available

There are several treatment options available. “The most common treatments are sclerotherapy and the catheter-assisted procedures which include the RF laser and endovenous procedures,” says Mackay.

Here’s a quick description of the typical procedures:

  • Sclerotherapy. In this outpatient procedure, your doctor injects a solution that scars and closes small- and/or medium-sized varicose veins.
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy. Tiny incisions (needle-like punctures) are used to remove smaller varicose veins. This procedure is used for surface veins and is similar to vein stripping.
  • Laser surgery. Lasers are utilized to close off smaller varicose veins. No incisions or needles are required and the veins slowly fade and disappear.
  • Catheter-assisted procedures, more specifically, endovenous laser therapy and RF (radiofrequency ablation) procedures. A catheter or thin tube is inserted into larger varicose veins and the tip of the catheter is heated. When the catheter is removed, the heat causes the vein to collapse and seal shut.
  • Endoscopic vein surgery. This is utilized in severe cases where skin ulcers are involved. Using a camera inserted in your leg, your doctor will close and remove veins through a series of small incisions. (This treatment is not used extensively as this can be done less invasively via other procedures.)
  • Vein stripping. With this procedure, longer varicose veins are removed through small incisions in a typically outpatient procedure. (This treatment is rarely used in favor of less invasive procedures with reduced recovery times.)

Factors Determining Treatment

What are the factors in determining the correct procedure?

Per Mackay, “In terms of endovenous and RF laser, a doctor may recommend one procedure over another due to anatomy, that is, the length and depth of the vein and whether it is torturous (has many bends and turns) or straight. For surface veins, the size of the veins and the patient’s preference typically determine whether sclerotherapy or a phlebectomy will be utilized.”

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What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgery may be a surgical subspecialty during which diseases of the system , or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction

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Treatment

When it involves treatments for vascular conditions, there’s excellent news . Many vascular conditions are quite manageable, if you see a physician early. Vascular surgery and procedures are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is important . for instance , within the early stages of peripheral arterial disease, the prescription is simply to require regular walks. 

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  3. Catheter-Directed therapy
  4. Diabetic Foot Care
  5. Dialysis Access
  6. Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  7. Endovascular Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
  8. Open Surgery Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
  9. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line
  10. Repair of a Thoracic aneurysm
  11. Surgical Bypass
  12. Surgical Bypass for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  13. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  14. Thrombolytic Therapy
  15. Transcarotid Artery Revascularization

Symptoms

  • Symptoms of vascular disorders can include:
  • Pain.
  • Abnormal color changes within the fingertips.
  • Ulcers or wounds that don’t heal.
  • Hand problems when in cold temperatures or locations.
  • Numbness or tingling of the fingertips.
  • Swelling.
  • Cool or cold fingers and/or hands.

Causes

Vascular disease causes can include: Atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in your arteries. Blockage in your vessel by a mass of debris (embolus) or grume (thrombus) Inflammation, called vasculitis. Varicose veins Laser cost in Mancherial

Mancherial Treatments Vascular

Vascular Treatment Cost 
Clinics and Hospitals offering ‘Vascular Treatment’ :
Vascular Treatment by Medicover Hospitals (Madhapur)
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Address: Behind Cyber Towers, Lane Next to McDonalds, Hitech City
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Estimation: Varicose Vein – General Room – 4 Bed Sharing Cost: 95000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 120000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 145000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 155000.00 (Approx)

Vascular Treatment by Medicover Hospitals (Secretariat Road)
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Address: 5-9-22, Sarovar Complex, Secretariat Road, Saifabad
Need Doctor Consultation?
Estimation: Varicose Vein – General Room – 4 Bed Sharing Cost: 95000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 120000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 145000.00 (Approx)
Estimation: Varicose Vein – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 155000.00 (Approx)

Vascular Treatment by Gleneagles Global Hospitals (LB Nagar)
Address: Sagar Road
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – General Room – 3 Bed Sharing Cost: 100000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 130000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 155000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 200000.00

Vascular Treatment by Apollo DRDO Hospital
Address: Santosh Nagar
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – General Room – 3 Bed Sharing Cost: 110000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 130000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 155000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 170000.00

Vascular Treatment by KIMS Hospital
Address: 77-7-7 Seelam Nukaraju Complex Road, Katari Gardens
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – General Room – 4 Bed Sharing Cost: 95000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 110000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 135000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 150000.00

Vascular Treatment by Citizens Hospitals
Address: Nallagandla
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – General Room – 4 Bed Sharing Cost: 100000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 120000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 147000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 160000.00

Vascular Treatment by Star Hospitals
Address: 8-2-596 / 5, Road No. 10, Opposite Karvy Center, Beside Rainbow Hospital
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – General Room – 4 Bed Sharing Cost: 110000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Semi Private Room – 2 Bed Sharing Cost: 130000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Private Room – Single Bed Cost: 155000.00
Estimation: VARICOSE VEIN – Deluxe – Single Bed Cost: 180000.00 

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