Types of Varicose Vein Treatment

There are numerous advantages to trying out varicose vein treatment. There are both physical and psychological benefits from symptom relief like swelling, itching and leg pain, avoidance of even more serious health problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DST), blood clotting, and possible heart disease that should be weighed into your decision. Some people choose varicose vein treatment as a last resort after other, more conservative treatments have failed. However, the majority of people who do try treatment have no intention of ever seeing their physician again. This is unfortunate because the benefits are tremendous.

One of the most apparent benefits of varicose vein treatment is reducing or eliminating discomfort and the associated embarrassment that specific symptoms bring with them. Varicose veins are often purple or blue and can form around deep areas within the legs or trunk. They typically form only on one side of the body, although some may form in random locations. Because veins are responsible for carrying blood from the heart back down the blood vessel to the lungs, the excess flow of blood into them causes them to become swollen, full of lumps, and itchy. By increasing the amount of blood flow going through the veins, the blood becomes lighter and can move much more freely, carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the entire body.

A large percentage of people with this condition never seek medical attention, but some do. Doctors will often recommend compression stockings, which reduce swelling and provide comfort. These stockings are made of a gel worn underneath the skin over the veins, wearing them for several hours each day. Depending on the severity of the condition, doctors may also recommend using a laser treatment called laser ablation. A thin needle is inserted into the vein during this procedure through an incision in the leg. The laser heats the chamber below the vein, causing it to collapse in on itself, effectively cutting off the blood supply.

Although these options are relatively standard, many people don’t like the thought of having to wear a bulky stocking day after day. For this reason, many people look into new, non-surgical Odyssey-Vein-Clinic Varicose Vein Treatment Adelaide options that may not require the use of compression stockings or lasers. Some of the available treatment options involve home remedies and dietary changes. In addition, several herbs can be used to decrease leg swelling, and some even help decrease discomfort from varicose vein problems.

The first option that has been recommended in recent years is the use of a non-surgical treatment called transcranial laser therapy. The procedure works best for more significant varicose vein problems and involves placing a high-energy laser at the problem area. The laser heats the chamber where the vein is trapped, causing the vein to collapse. Although there is a small risk of infection, patients usually experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, and many report no pain afterwards.

Another procedure that has become popular in recent years is known as VNUS Closure Modification. This procedure involves closing large varicose veins by using a surgical device known as an open-band laser device. Like transcranial laser therapy, the high-energy laser is placed over the problem area and caused to heat the chamber where the vein is trapped. As a result, the bloodstream is forced to move toward the heart. As previously mentioned, this procedure often requires a minimally invasive procedure, and most patients find that no significant pain or discomfort occurs following the procedure.

If a more invasive procedure is desired, a local anaesthetic may be used to numb the area for the procedure. When this is done, an incision is made just above the skin fold, and the surgeon then inserts a short plastic tube into the penis or scrotum. The doctor can then remove the bulk of the varicose vein through this tube, allowing the skin to reattach after it heals itself. Because the incisions are relatively small, a local anaesthetic can often make the procedure easy to tolerate.