Varicose Veins are the enlarged and the strained veins of the human body. Varicose Veins starts emerging when the blood starts flowing in backward direction. This disease is commonly found in women. Knowledge of the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment is much needed.
Diagnosis Of Varicose Veins
One can diagnose by self or visit a doctor
- Self-diagnosis can be done by standing and looking for heavy swelling in the legs
- Doctor might advise you to go for an Ultrasound scan to see if there is any blood clot that led to varicose veins.
Treatment of Varicose Veins
One should not get afraid unless the varicose veins start bleeding that indicates a doctor visit. When one spots varicose veins slightly on their body, they can exercise well, do some leg stretches and relax the veins.
When one goes for surgical methods like Clarivein treatments and RF (radiofrequency) ablation, one might experience slight or heavy side effects. The surgical treatments should only be preferred in the severe cases.
- Laser therapy
- Vein stripping
Are some of the other treatments?
Side Effects of Varicose Veins
The slight side effects include
- Discoloration in the treated area. This can be treated by the application of skin whitening creams.
- Numbness in the affected area. This can be cured by taking the medication prescribed by the doctor regularly.
The other side effects include
- Deep Venous thrombosis (DVT) and
- Pulmonary Embolism
What Should You Do Before Visiting The Doctor?
Never go for a self-diagnosis test for about 2 to 5 minutes. Note down the physical changes for about a week. Check if there is any history of this disease in your family. Last but not the least, do the necessary home treatments before opting for medical treatments.
Varicose Veins is not a communicable disease. Take proper care of your body to avoid this condition.