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How Do I Get Rid Of Varicose Vein
Treatment: The treatment of varicose veins depends on te cause of the venous insufficiency. You need to have an ultrasound of the superficial and deep venous systems to see if there is any reflux. If there is reflux in the saphenous vein then you can have endovenous ablation of the vein. Sometimes this is all you need. Sometimes you need phlebectomy as well. See a vein specialist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more
Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. Treatment is often quite effective, although new veins may develop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...Read more
See a phlebologist: I would see your doctor or a vein specialist. Typically, they will order an ultrasound of your leg veins to determine the cause of your varicose veins and then recommend treatment. Treatment options are compression stockings (will help with pain and swelling but not make them go away), closure of veins with laser or radiofrequency, surgical removal, or sclerotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways: There are many possible treatments. Large visible varicose veins usually have an underlying source that you can't see. That is why it is so important to have an evaluation with ultrasound to make sure that any underlying vein trouble is identified and treated. These days, underlying vein trouble is treated with laser, rf ablation or foam sclerotherapy. The best doctor to see is a phlebologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Vascular Surgeon: Varicose vein disease in a complex condition that needs thorough evaluation by a vascular surgeon prior to considering treatment. The therapy will depend on your particular anatomy, which is evaluated with ultrasound first. Based on your exam, the therapy could range from needing sclerotherapy to phlebectomy surgery to thermal catheter ablation. Vascular surgeons can provide all the treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its the valves: Varicose veins are the result of defective valves. The valves within the veins have failed prematurely, and once the valves are failed, they are always failed. Exercise will not help the valves recover. In order to rid yourself of varicose veins, you will need some form or intervention, either laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. See a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple Options: Varicose veins are visable veins that are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, you will need to have the veisn treated by evla, vnus, ambulatory phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy. You will want to see a vein specialist and have a duplex ultrasound to come up with the best plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You probably can't: While treatment techniques used today generally offer excellent results for most patients, it is likely that new veins will develop over time. With periodic maintenance treatment it is often possible to keep one's legs in good shape. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. For more info, see http://www.Phlebology.Org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multi-step process: First, an ultrasound is performed to assess for venous insufficiency which leads to varicose veins. Once such veins are identified, if they are amenable to treatment with endovenous ablation (laser, radiofrequency, ?Pharmacomechanical) such a procedure is performed. Finally, the varicosities are dealt with via phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Actually, most insurance carriers and medicare cover this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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