Non-invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins

Non-invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins

Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, painful, and twisted veins which get filled with blood. Mostly, they occur in legs and get bulge above the skin. These veins are not always life-threatening but can also cause discomfort.

Initially, the traditional treatment i.e. surgery or “vein stripping” was the first choice for varicose veins treatment. In this process, small incisions are made and physically pull the veins out of the body.

However, now advance technical treatment is now available for removing the varicose veins. Minimally invasive treatment is non-surgical and doesn’t involve heavy cuts and wounds.

Type of Minimally Invasive Treatments:

Sclerotherapy:

In sclerotherapy, the doctor destroys the varicose veins by injecting sclerosant into the veins. It scars the vein, and then collapse it. This forces the blood to reroute the varicose veins.

The solution is sodium tetradecyl sulfate. The solution gets converted first into foam and then gets injected.

Radiofrequency Ablation:

As the name indicates, in the radiofrequency ablation method, the doctor uses radio waves for the treatment. The doctor transmits the radiofrequency energy through the vein wall.  After numbing the vein, he will use ultrasound for seeing inside. Thereafter, he will pass a wire catheter to apply radiofrequency along the wall.

Endovenous Laser Ablation:

Similar to the Radiofrequency ablation, in endovenous laser ablation, the doctor uses a laser therapy. The doctor inserts the laser fibre into the catheter and then directs it to the necessary location. The heat released by the laser closes the vein.

What to expect from the Non-invasive treatment for varicose veins?

Before the Procedure:

Tell your doctor about all your symptoms, allergies or medications you are taking, especially when you are pregnant. The doctor will tell you which medicine you can continue.

During the procedure:

There would no use of general anesthesia in minimal invasive treatment, and you would awake during the complete procedure. You will experience a slight pain while the insertion of the catheter. In the case of laser surgery, you need to wear protective glasses.

After the procedure:

For controlling the bleeding and swelling, the doctor will wrap your legs with bandages. You will need to avoid hot baths or whirlpools after the procedure.

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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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Noninvasive Treatments

What Are the types of Noninvasive Treatments for Varicose Veins?

There are several different kinds of minimal or noninvasive treatments available for treating varicose veins. These include:

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical treatment procedure, which is used to eliminate spider and Varicose Veins. A solution injects directly into the vein during this procedure. This solution irritates the blood vessel lining which results in the collapse. With the due course of time, these vessel turns into scar tissue which fades from the view.

Radiofrequency Ablation

This is a different procedure from Sclerotherapy. In this method, the doctor numbs the affected vein and makes use of ultrasound technology to see inside your leg. After this, it passes a wire catheter along the affected vein which applies radiofrequency energy on the wall of the vein. It will heat up the vein wall which thickens and contract it, reabsorbed by the body and disappear in the body. This whole procedure will take time from a few weeks to months to show its results.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

It is similar to the above procedure, the only change is it will use laser energy in place of Radio Frequency. Laser Energy closes the vessel by heat up the wall of the vessel. Affected vein shrinks and reabsorbed by your body with due course of time due to heat produced by Laser Energy. Radio Frequency Ablation/ Endovenous Laser Ablation process often used to remove Varicose Veins from the deeper sections of legs.

Above are Advance Noninvasive Treatments which is available for the treatment of Varicose Veins. Dr. Rajendra Bansal Varicose Vein specialists in Jaipur treat their patients at Flowcare Intervention and Pain Clinic with these advance medical procedures. You can take an appointment with him by contacting at 9001908900.

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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

How to prevent Varicose Veins in Pregnancy?

While pregnancy, the blood volume in the body of mother increases, but the rate by which the blood flows from legs to the pelvis got decrease. Due to this, the pressure on the veins increases, which in turn can result in the Varicose Veins. Varicose veins are basically enlarged veins. These veins are more commonly found in legs. During pregnancy, the chances of varicose veins got increased, and can also appear in the vaginal area and buttocks.

There is another kind of varicose veins known as hemorrhoids. Generally, it is found in the anus or rectum while pregnancy, normally because of constipation.

There are certainly other factors that can also contribute such as hormonal changes. Hormonal changes increase the progestin levels which can either dilate or open the veins. In addition, uterus increases the pressure on the inferior vena cava. It is a vein which carries blood from legs and feet to the heart. The common symptoms are itching and uncomfortableness.

How to treat varicose veins in pregnancy using natural methods?

As you can’t prevent the changes that happen during the pregnancy period, there are several ways by which you can minimize or even prevent varicose veins.

The most affected methods are:

  1. Don’t stand or sit cross-legged for longer durations. Always take breaks from the current position and change it for a few minutes.
  2. Don’t wear high heels. Lower heels or flat shoes are much better as this helps in healthy circulation of blood in the calf muscles.
  3. Do exercise regularly, however, consult a doctor about this first.
  4. Elevate your legs after a certain period. This will improve the circulation of blood.
  5. Sleep on the left side. This will helps in relieving pressure on the inferior vena cava.
  6. Consume less salt.
  7. For preventing constipation, drink more water and fiber-rich fruits

 

What to do if these methods don’t work?

In the case, your varicose veins don’t minimize, you should immediately consult to a varicose veins specialist. Now, the RFA treatment for varicose veins is the most preferable option as it is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins.

If you are looking for a varicose veins specialist, then you should consult Dr. Rajendra Bansal at Flowcare Intervention and Pain Clinic. He has a very good success rate of treating varicose veins, and expertise in the RFA 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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What are Varicose Veins?

What are Varicose Veins?

Veins are blood vessels that return the blood from other parts of the body to the heart or lungs. These veins pump the blood towards the heart with the help of valves present within them.  When these valves get loose and are not able to pump the blood to the heart then the blood starts collecting in the veins. This results in enlarged, twisted and discolored veins, which are known as Varicose Veins.
1. Varicose Veins occur most commonly in the legs or thigh region of the legs
2. They can form anywhere in the body part.
3. Colour of the veins changes from green to dark blue.
Stages of Varicose Veins
Stages of Varicose veins
1. Spider Veins
2. Varicose Veins
3. Swelling of legs and ankles
4. Skin Discoloration
5. Ulcers and Open Source

Twisted and enlarged veins on the leg might be Varicose Veins disease. It should be a diagnosis by a Varicose Veins specialist.
Flowcare Intervention & Pain Clinic provides all modern treatment for Varicose Veins such as EVLT, RFA, and MOCA (All these procedures comes under the non-surgical treatment) under the guidance of Dr. Rajendra Bansal who is having experience of 11 Years and working as a consultant in the Radiology department of Narayana Multispeciality Hospital.

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