Varicose veins are the result of veins with weakened valves that cannot pump the blood efficiently. The blood will pool and cause pressure and swelling. The exact cause is unknown, but in addition to being predisposed to the condition, it is believed that age, pregnancy and spending prolonged amount of time on the feet contribute to the problem. Very mild varicose veins usually don’t need any type of special treatment. But if the look of them causes great distress or they are causing medical issues, such as pain, swelling or bleeding, there are a few different surgical procedures that are most commonly used that can eradicate the veins and offer relief from the discomfort. A newer type of treatment doctors initially believed was showing a lot of promise is Endovenous Laser Treatment.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is an outpatient procedure done with a local anesthetic, and can be performed in about an hour. However, recent findings have shown a high number of patients who underwent the Endovenous Laser Treatment New York or the old method of removal called stripping, ended up with little if any relief, and ended up seeking other treatment. A new treatment that virtually eliminates all of the side effects of the other procedures is being performed by physicians who understand why the other methods fail, and can therefore improve the treatment that varicose vein patients receive. The Veno-Merse Technique is an outpatient procedure done without general anesthesia, leaves no scars, and has no long recovery time. If you know you have varicose veins, there are a few things you can do to stay more comfortable until your surgery. The most important thing you can do is avoid prolonged periods of standing on the feet.
Get plenty of exercise, however, to keep the blood pumping strong, and if you have any swelling, prop your legs up above heart level. If you want more information on the treatment options available for varicose veins that have over a 99% effectiveness rate.