Veins are blood vessels in the body that accumulate oxygen-poor blood and return it to the heart. If these veins get damaged, it affects overall health, leading to various health complications.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins are tangled, bloated blood vessels very close to the skin’s surface on the legs. They are primarily bluish/purplish and can be painful or itchy. Incompetent valves cause varicose veins. They are triggered by heavy pressure on veins resulting in them being enlarged and swollen.
Symptoms and causes of Varicose Veins
Any condition putting pressure on the abdomen or legs may lead to causing Varicose Veins. Below are some risk factors which could increase the chances of this vein disease.
- Hormonal Changes
- Excessive use of tobacco
- Family History
In most cases, varicose veins are painless, but some of the most common symptoms are the following:
- Veins changing color to blue/purplish
- Bulgy uneven veins in a cord shaped
- Itching around the affected veins
- Severe swelling in lower legs
- Pain while standing or running for a long time
What is the Venaseal procedure?
Varicose veins won’t go naturally. However, some treatments can reduce the pain and discomfort in the body. Among these treatments, the most effective method is the VenaSeal Procedure.
The minimally invasive VenaSeal procedure inserts a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal the diseased vein. The blood is then rerouted to nearby healthy veins, providing symptom relief.
What is the process of Venaseal Treatment?
With the aid of ultrasound, the doctor will place a catheter into the diseased vein via a small access site.
The small catheter then sends a specially formulated medical adhesive to the diseased vein.
Following this step, light pressure is applied externally to adhere the vein walls together. This step is repeated to the entire length of the vein.
Doctors use a particular VenaSeal instrument for injecting the adhesive; a medical-grade glue is used to seal affected veins.
The catheter is finally removed, and a single adhesive bandage is placed on the vein access site.
During the procedure, you could feel slight pressure or sensation of the movement of the catheter.
Advantages of the Venaseal Procedure
As compared to other treatments, VenaSeal is an effective and minimally invasive procedure. This procedure doesn’t entail using any harmful lasers or heat for removal. You will not feel any severe pain or burn because of the medical adhesive used in the VenaSeal procedure.
Its reduced recovery period allows you to return to your routine within a day. You should only avoid lifting heavy weights or standing or running for an extended period until and unless the seal of veins remains intact.
Following a few weeks, the varicose vein will start fading and eventually disappear.
Can Varicose Veins be prevented?
Varicose veins prevention isn’t possible. However, you can follow these precautions to reduce the risks.
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Avoiding the usage of tobacco
- Keeping yourself active
- Avoid wearing tight-fitted clothes
- Not keeping your legs in a still position for a long time
- Eating a healthy low-salt diet
- Sitting or sleeping while legs raised on pillow comfortably
At Comprehensive Vein Care, we ensure delivering primary care to your vein health. If you’re suffering from Varicose Veins or Spider Veins, book an appointment today.
Don’t delay the health of your veins. Be varicose vein-free and enjoy your life once again.