Do not ignore ! Bluish Veins on legs…could be Varicose or Spider Veins.
Varicose veins with pain, swelling, heaviness, and aches in the legs have become a more common incidence in the last couple of decades due to changing lifestyle, sedentary jobs or continued standing or even restrictive clothing. The varicose veins results from failure of the valves present in the superficial veins and their subsequent failure to push the blood up towards the heart. The result – pooling of blood in the legs, swollen disfigured legs, and not to forget- reduced blood to the heart. In severe cases it can be a potentially life threatening disease as it can bring the heart to a standstill. Hormonal changes make women more vulnerable to the condition, but men in professions that involve prolong standing (traffic policeman, army men) or sedentary desk jobs are not spared either.
Constant vigilance is the key to early diagnosis. You will know you are developing varicose veins if you have the following.
Bulging or stretching superficial leg veins
Aching, throbbing or Night cramps in legs
Heavy, tired, itchy or restless legs
Skin changes such as blackening of skin in legs
For some people there is swelling of the ankles and feet
Family history of Varicose veins
These won’t go away unless appropriate steps are taken because if left untreated, varicose veins result in chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers, eczema, cosmetic disfigurement and systemic hypertension. Untreated and undiagnosed varicose veins also result in pooling of the blood in the lower limbs, causing severe itching and burning sensation in the feet, sometimes-severe tiredness and psychological disturbances.
SafeMedTrip network world class hospitals in India are equipped with cutting edge technology like colour duplex ultrasound scans which are a Gold standard to diagnose varicose veins. Compression stockings are often advised as they help to squeeze the patient’s legs and improve circulation
Non-Surgical treatment for Varicose Veins using Radio-frequency Ablation is the latest and most effective, patient friendly and non-surgical treatment for varicose vein using Multipolar RFA machine. It is less risky and has a very low recurrence rate