What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins that appear clearly as blueish, tangled lines under the skin. A common cause is a genetic weakness of the venous walls or connective tissue. Standing or sitting from long periods of time affect early growth, however in most cases varicose veins occur with increasing age.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
Typical symptoms for varicose veins on the arms and legs are temporary swelling of the joints, a feeling of tightness and clearly visible blue veins that feel thicker depending on the stage. Itching, inflammation and discolouration of the skin as well as open ulcers can also occur.
Removing varicose vein; what methods are available?
Before we identify a treatment method for your venous condition at the Hautmedizin Bad Soden, we always conduct a personal patient consultation and an ultrasound examination, which allows us to correctly assess the problem. Depending on the severity and progression of the venous condition, it is enough in some cases to wear compression stockings or take herbal extracts.
An important form of therapy to treat varicose veins is sclerotherapy. The diseased veins are seal by injecting medication and are naturally broken down by the body. Smaller, unsightly spider veins can also be treated with a laser.
We usually treat larger truncal veins using the modern radio wave procedure (VNUS Closure). This can also reduce downtime to a minimum. Only in rare cases is a surgical procedure required. Various techniques are used, for example stripping the veins or removing the affected tissue by means of microsurgical stab incisions.
What are the risks if venous disorders are left untreated?
In the early stages, it is not essential to medically treat affected veins. Relaxation movements and certain exercises can help to relieve the pressure on the veins and alleviate the symptoms. As the condition progresses, treatment or surgery is advisable in order to prevent any health risks such as bleeding of the varicose veins, thrombosis, inflammatory rashes or serious damage of the venous valves.
More information about venous disorders can be found on our YouTube channel or during a personal consultation at our clinic.If you have any questions, please contact us to arrange a appointment by phone, e-mail or using our online appointment calendar Doctolib.