Varicose veins

Varicose veins refer to swollen and enlarged veins that can be seen on the surface of the skin. They often appear bulging, twisted, and blue or purple in color. Untreated varicose veins get worse over time. Numerous treatment options are available to treat varicose veins. They can be treated by compression stockings or with the latest modalities like Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy.

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Dangers with varicose veins

A Varicose vein is a disease related to nerves. It can occur on any vein of the body but mostly occur in the veins of the legs and thighs. It is common in both males and females but women are more prone to this disease as compare to men. It often runs in families. It is not necessary that varicose veins will be visible, deep varicose veins don’t visible if your varicose veins are not visible that does not mean that you will ignore. Symptoms of varicose veins  Varicose veins might not be visible but can cause  Swelling  Numbness  Tingling...

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Deep vein thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome

Most of the common people are not aware of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and post thrombotic syndrome(PTS). Let alone the general public, many health care providers are also not aware of their implications and their treatment. Although this is a very common problem, many patients keep on living with them due to lack of guidance regarding their treatment.  In this article, you’ll get to know all the details regarding- Deep vein thrombosis – its causes, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment options.  Post-Thrombotic Syndrome – its causes, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment options.  Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...

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Emergency surgery for vascular injury

Some wounds are so deadly that the patient may lose his/her life if the surgery gets delayed. Today, in this article, you’ll learn about such vascular injuries or traumas, which require immediate surgery.  What is Vascular Injury? The term Vascular Injury refers to an injury of artery, vein, or blood vessels.  Profoundly and severe injuries can damage the affected artery or vein.  They play a vital role in the human body.   Arteries carry blood from the heart and supply it to the other parts of the body, and veins bring back the blood towards the heart. In medical language, vascular...

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Getting rid of varicose veins: Treatments that work

Varicose veins refer to enlarged, swollen and twisted veins that occur when the valves in veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool blood in the leg.  The varicose vein appears bulging and blue or purple on the surface of the skin.  Every person who suffers from varicose veins wants to get rid of it. Here in this article, we will discuss- Different types of varicose veins treatment that works. Tips for recovering the post-surgery. What kind of precautions should be taken after the surgery? It’s essential to treat varicose veins at the beginning because if...

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How do I know I need to see a vascular surgeon?

Many people are out there who don’t know what vascular surgeons are and what they do?  So, let start with the introduction first. What is a Vascular Surgeon? Vascular surgeons are highly trained specialists who treat diseases related to vascular problems and conditions related to the circulatory system and blood vessels, like  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), varicose veins or spider veins, venous leg ulcers, any blood clot and many more diseases related to arteries and veins.   I hope now readers will have understood what vascular surgeons are what they do.  Diseases related to arteries, veins or any type of blood...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a rare disease that is not very common. This disease can happen at any age, and women are more prone to suffer from this than men. What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)? Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to multiple disorders that occur when the thoracic outlet’s blood vessels and nerves get compressed.  The area or the narrow space between the collarbone and the first rib is known as the thoracic outlet.  Due to compression, the rising pressure on the nerves and blood vessels causes pain in your shoulders, neck, arms, and also you may experience numbness in...

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Valves and their importance – Treatment of varicose veins

Veins play an essential role in the body. Veins carry blood from legs to the heart. Valves in veins are a flap-like structure that regulates and maintains the direction of the blood flow throughout the body. The valves’ main job is to keep the blood moving in the correct path that is towards the heart and stop the blood from flowing in the opposite direction.  Damaged veins valves  Damaged veins valves can occur due to a variety of reasons, and it may be due to –  Ageing Obesity  Hereditary factors  Pregnancy  Any injury  Medical condition (varicose veins, etc.) Sitting or...

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What are the benefits of Compression Therapy?

There are numerous ways to treat Venous disorders. One of the most common of them is Compression Therapy. Many of you may not be aware of what compression therapy is? What are the benefits of compression therapy? In this article, you will get to know all the details to pertain to compression therapy. About Compression Therapy? Compression Therapy is a therapy that is used to treat venous disorders. It is a therapy of applying compression garments or wraps in the leg to treat venous disease  This therapy is pretty simple and truly effective. It helps to increase the blood flow...

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What are venous leg ulcers?

A venous leg ulcer is one of the most common types of leg sore. Usually, it develops after any minor injury or venous disease. Venous leg ulcers refer to an open sore that develops in the lower leg or ankle skin. It took a long time to heal, these ulcers are long-lasting, and they can last for a few weeks to years.  Venous leg ulcers took a lot of time to heal because of poor blood circulation in the limb.  This ulcer discolours the affected area and makes the skin hardens around the ulcer. The open lesion may also produce...

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