Varicosities

What happens if Varicose Veins/Varicosities left Untreated?

 

Varicose veins/Varicosities are twisted, enlarged veins often found in the lower legs. These veins are dark purple or bluish in color and are not always painful. But what happens if these veins are left untreated?

Leaving varicose veins untreated can lead to a slew of medical problems. Generally, a patient suffering from varicose veins found symptoms such as itchiness, fatigue, pain and uncomfortable legs along with the swelling in the skin.

Mostly, these problems only get worse if the person doesn’t consult varicose veins specialists. Some of these problems are:

1. Swelling in the legs:

As pressure increases in the veins, fluid from the blood can pool into the nearby tissues which can turn into swelling. The swelling can gradually increase by which probably your shoes will not fit easily. The symptoms can be improve by using compression stockings.

2. Skin Ulcers:

The swelling can also result in skin problems such as skin ulcers. In this, the skin lost its ability to heal quickly from the small injuries. This is because the swollen tissue limits the flow of the nutrients and oxygen to the involved tissue. These tissues used to act as aids in the case of any injury earlier. Along with this, if the tension on the tissues persists constantly then it can prevent healing as well i.e. develop non-healing ulcers.

3. Skin infection:

When the tissues are affected due to swelling, it also affects the body’s resistance to certain infections. The bacteria which is present on the body’s skin can get into the body, which can result in an infection called cellulitis.

4. Bleeding:

Since the varicose vein has more than a normal amount of the blood, so in the case this vein gets hurt or cut, it can result in a significant amount of the bleeding.

5. DVT:

Deep Vein Thrombosis, is a medical condition that requires immediate medical treatment. In this, the legs can be swollen, warm, red and also painful. Blood clots get develop in the deeper clots in deep vein thrombosis.

 

Dr. Rajendra Bansal at flowcare, is a specialist in treating the varicose veins/Varicosities. If you are looking for the best treatment of Varicose veins in Jaipur, then you can consult them for the most advanced Varicose Veins Treatment.

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Non-Surgical Varicose Veins Treatment

Non-Surgical Varicose Veins Treatment

In today’s world, Radiofrequency Ablation is one of the best Non-surgical Varicose veins treatment. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, Dr. Rajendra Bansal is amongst the best varicose veins specialist who can provide you this treatment. In this article, you will get a good knowledge of this non-surgical varicose veins treatment.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency Ablation is the best minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The ablation technique refers to the usage of heat to damage the tissues, which makes scar tissue formation. These scar tissues close the vein.

Generally, for treating varicose veins, the doctor inserts radiofrequency energy through a catheter. It is a very thin tube which the doctor inserts through a small incision. It can provide relief to the large veins using local anesthesia or sedative. In fact, the recovery time is also very short in this treatment.

Probably, your doctor will advise you to wear the compression stockings for more than a week.

Is Radiofrequency Ablation safe?

Yes, the radiofrequency ablation is having no harmful effects. Generally, the possible side effects can be:

  1. Skin burning.
  2. Some blood clotting in the vein or deep vein.

Can RFA treat all types of Varicose Veins?

There are some varicose veins which Radiofrequency ablation can’t treat such as large visible tortuous varicose veins, thread, and reticular veins. Therefore, sclerotherapy is another treatment for these diseases. In RFA treatment, the veins need to be straight enough for catheters to pass.

 

May I consider RFA for the treatment of varicose veins?

The patients for the RFA treatment should have greater saphenous vein (along thigh) and small saphenous vein reflux. The vein should be straight enough so that the RFA Catheter or laser fiber can pass through it.

RFA Benefits vs. Risks?

Benefits:

  • No need for a traditional surgical method
  • Minimal pain after Operation
  • Low chances of Infection
  • Local Anesthesia Required
  • 2-3 days Required for Recovery
  • Hospital stay for a day only

Risks:

  • The risk of infection is radiofrequency ablation treatment is less than one in 1000.
  • There could be temporary skin pigmentation at the site of the treated varicose vein.
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