Varicose Vein Treatment Options to Stop Varicose Veins Now


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If you are a varicose vein sufferer, there is a bewildering array of potential treatments available. In the UK, some surgeries and treatments can be funded by the NHS, however as this is considered to be more of a cosmetic problem rather than a serious medical one, it is often dependent on what can be dealt with under the terms of any medical insurance that you hold.

Compression Stockings are the traditional way of treating varicose veins and work by compressing your legs to help to improve the circulation. The compressing action is particularly noticeable at the ankles and become looser the further up the leg you go.

The reason for the tightness at the ankles is to prevent the pooling that occurs as a result of the vein valve failure and to encourage the blood to move back towards the heart.

While this treatment can greatly improve your physical comfort there have been mixed results in clinical trials with regard to their ability to actively prevent varicose veins from forming, however this could be due to the fact that many people are unwilling to wear them as they can be uncomfortable and are not the most stylish leg wear.

All of the following out-patient and surgical treatments work according to the same basic principle – when a superficial vein is shut off, the blood supply reroutes to make up of the absence of the damaged and now blocked vein.

Sclerotherapy & Foam Sclerotherapy is the injection of a liquid or foam into a vein that promotes the scarring of and eventual closure of the affected. The veins are located and mapped using a technique known as Doppler Ultra Sound.

The technique also helps to ensure that the sclerotherapy is not going to make the veins being treated worse by injecting into the wrong area. This is a relatively quick and painless procedure that can be done as an out-patient, allowing you to return to work immediately after the treatment.

One of the most radical surgical interventions for varicose veins is Ligation and Stripping. While this cannot be described as major surgery, several weeks’ absence from work may be required to recover to give your legs the opportunity to heal properly. Two small incisions (2 inch/5 centimeter are made, one at the groin and one at the ankle or knee, exposing the affected vein.

This vein is then tied off, cut and stripped from inside the leg. A very thin needle is threaded through the vein to do this. This technique is chiefly used when varicose veins are having a serious effect on mobility, are causing significant pain or have had a rupture or bleed that has rendered the vein unstable.

There are also some newer techniques available however to a certain extent the jury is still out regarding their long term effectiveness.

Radiofrequency Ablation uses heat generated by using radiofrequencies to heat a tiny catheter placed in the affected part of the leg to cause the vein to collapse and close, working like cauterisation to seal the vein shut.

This works quite effectively but the treatment itself can result in some minor and temporary burning to the skin and a sensation of pins and needles.

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) also uses a catheter to assist in the process of sealing off the varicose vein, however in this instance, the catheter is used to feed a tiny laser through to position it near the very top of the vein. Effectively working down the vein, the laser fires, causing it to seal and is drawn through, closing the vein as it goes.

This is a relatively new technique which is not available everywhere at the moment. It also can be quite expensive but on the positive side has had some excellent patient feedback as a result of limited side effects and short recovery times.

Phlebectomy is another technique that can be used however this technique is more likely to be used on spider veins and very minor varicose veins.

Tiny incisions are made (too small to require stitches) through which the affected vein is sealed off and removed. This is often the preferred method of vein removal as there is significantly less trauma to the patient and the recovery is also significantly better than with ligation and stripping.

To learn about other varicose vein treatment options, watch this video – Treatments for Varicose veins: symptoms, causes, life style, treatment options, prevention

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Varicose Veins and Knee Pain – How to Stop Varicose Veins Now?


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Though many varicose vein sufferers experience little more than unattractive lumps and veins on the legs and other places, in certain circumstances they can experience significant varicose vein pain that makes the legs ache, feel heavy and can also result in swelling at the ankle at the end of the day. The affected leg or area can also feel like it is burning or can trigger muscle spasms during the night.

In the early stages of the condition there are a number of lifestyle changes that you can adopt that may slow down varicose vein development, however if you are pregnant or you have a definite family history of developing varicose veins, there may be limits to what you can achieve.

That said, the varicose veins that appear during pregnancy can often fade after the birth, though after multiple pregnancies they are unfortunately likely to become more permanent.

It is recommended that you eat probably and sensibly, are careful about fat and salt intake (both of which can have a very negative impact on heart and venous health), reduce alcohol, stop smoking and ensure that your diet is rich in vitamin C and E that have proven benefits for the skin and veins.

It is also advised that you try to avoid crossing your legs at the knee as this also has a detrimental effect on the circulation in the legs. You can also manage minor varicose vein pain by taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory painkiller like Ibuprofen or Aspirin that will work on the affected area to bring down any swelling and heat that is being generated. Some people also swear by applying a cold compress to the affected area to bring relief.

If you have the kind of occupation that requires standing or being on foot for extended periods of time and you are being made uncomfortable by your varicose veins, it is advisable to put your feet up for a while to allow the blood to drain away from the affected area, making sure that you raise your feet above the level of your heart. This also works well if you do not have to stand up all day, but it is also not a licence to not move about.

Making sure that you rest your legs and also move about (by going for a short walk for example) is important. While the resting allows for drainage, the walking promotes good circulation and will help maintain fitness and cardiovascular health.

Having stronger muscles can also help ease the pain, as well as helping you maintain a healthy BMI that will lessen the strain on your circulatory system that excess weight causes.

Compression stockings are a commonly prescribed method of easing the discomfort of varicose veins as they help to support the circulation and encourage the blood to flow back towards the heart as it is meant to.

As well as preventing the blood pooling in the varicose vein which gives the sensation of pressure and burning, it also prevents the swelling that can occur at the ankles, generally improving all round leg comfort.

To get more facts about varicose veins and knee pain, watch this video –Varicose Veins Help – Ask Doctor Jo

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Treating Varicose Veins Naturally – Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins


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There are rather more types of compression stockings for varicose veins available than the traditional image of this rather maligned treatment garment would suggest.

While the traditional image is of tight beige knitted cotton gradually wrinkling at the ankles, there are now a wide range of highly supportive stockings and tights available in a variety of colours that might actually lead the casual observer to believe that you are not actually wearing compression garments at all.

While this obviously is not as obvious an issue for men, there are still a decent range of good, effective products available that will still deliver the relief and comfort that you need.

The way that compression stocking works is to put pressure on the skin all the way up the leg to effectively squeeze the blood up towards the heart. In someone without varicose veins, the venous valves work to prevent blood from flowing backwards however with a varicose vein the blood leaks back through the damaged valve, obeying gravity, to pool in the vein and cause the stretching that makes the vein show from beneath the skin.

Although there is significant evidence to support that support stockings provide relief from the discomfort of varicose veins, the evidence is inconclusive as to whether they prevent new ones from appearing.

That said, the evidence may also be inconclusive because people are not quite as disciplined about wearing them at all times as they could be as they can be uncomfortable, (particularly when the weather is warm) and can make the skin on your legs dry. If this happens, it is advised that you apply a moisturiser or emollient cream before bed after taking the stockings off.

While the compression stockings that you receive from your doctor or specialist may be rather utilitarian in nature, if you wish to, there are a lot of decent products out there that do not look overtly medical.

It is usual for Compression stockings for varicose veins to be prescribed in either a light or medium level of compression and with different lengths and foot styles available, you can more often than not, find the fit that is best and most comfortable for you.

There are also compression tights available that come in a variety of colours, sizes and finishes and there are a number of places on-line where you can purchase these products.

Compression stockings need to be put on from the moment that the patient gets until just before they go to bed as they need to worn at all times, as well as being worn in the correct manner to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from wearing them.

Because the amount of compression varies over the length of the stocking, it is important to make sure that they are pulled up properly and that each part of the leg is compressed where it should be.

If they are not worn properly, the stocking may either dig in or fall down. Custom made varicose vein compression stockings are also available and these can be very helpful for people who find the standard ones uncomfortable to wear, however this will require the patient to be measured, preferably in the morning, before any swelling can occur that may skew the fit of the garment.

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Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

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