Varicose veins: take it seriously!
About varicose veins
One of the most common diseases that threaten the health of the feet is varicose veins. The reason is that the valves in the veins of the leg do not close perfectly, so the blood flows back into the collecting vessels, which leads to the abnormal expansion of the vessel wall and then to the stagnation of the blood that flows back. The emptying of the veins is ensured by the muscle pump of the leg muscles, the proper functioning of the valves located on the veins, the flexibility of the veins and the suction effect of the heart and diaphragm. As a result of a sedentary lifestyle and sedentary work, the muscle work decreases, the flow of venous blood slows down, the load on the veins increases, they lose their elasticity, and the venous valves do not close properly. This process develops more often in overweight women, in women who have given birth several times, and innate tendencies and connective tissue weakness may also play a role in its development. Initially, there is a feeling of tension, leg cramps, and then water around the ankles. Without treatment, this edema thins the skin, which turns brownish, and leg ulcers can develop.
How do we prevent varicose veins?
Properly composed movement sequences help not only in weight reduction, but also have a strengthening effect. It is also important for people of normal weight to make time for regular exercise. Any movement that moves the muscles of the lower limbs has a good effect, i.e. it helps the work of the blood vessels, the blood supply of the muscles, connective tissues and the skin. In case of prolonged standing work, it is also recommended to wear compression stockings.
Vitamins C and E, as well as zinc, are recommended for strengthening the vessel walls. Eat 1-2 servings of dark fruits or vegetables, such as berries, cherries or tomatoes, every day. Food supplements and creams containing flavonoids, which are produced from grape leaves, witch hazel, tiger grass or horse chestnut, can be effectively used to prevent and treat varicose veins. They can increase the ability of the veins to contract, reduce the deposition of cholesterol in the arterial vessels, and inhibit the clumping of blood platelets and thus the development of thrombosis. Many plants contain flavonoid compounds, e.g. tomatoes, peppers, onions, apples, citrus fruits, certain teas, and red wine.
Treatment by injection
We use injection sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy to treat spider veins, spider veins, and smaller varicose veins. We recommend varicose vein surgery in all cases when the venous valves do not close properly and the venous blood presses on the walls of the veins, expanding them.
During traditional varicose vein operations, we visit the main vein trunks in the inguinal bend or the knee bend, where the vein flows into the deep vein, then cut it between the ligatures and then remove it. During the removal, the side branches are torn, bleeding and tissue trauma occur, which causes pain after the operation.
In order to avoid post-operative complaints, the technique of laser varicose vein surgery was developed, during which the varicose vein is closed with heat energy delivered through a laser fiber guided into the vein. In our surgery, we use one of the most advanced types of lasers, the KLS Martin diomax 1550 nm diode laser. At high wavelengths, the energy of the laser beam is absorbed in the water molecules that make up the tissues, warming them up and affecting the targeted area. Laser varicose vein surgery can also be used by those who may have problems with anesthesia or spinal anesthesia. During the operation, only small wounds are created, which are usually not painful. Our patients can leave our institute one hour after the procedure. From the second day after surgery, our patients can return to work, and on the third day they can already do sports.
At the Duna Medical Center, we offer a complex solution to your complaints. In addition to doppler ultrasound examination, vascular surgery control and modern laser treatment, we can provide sclerotherapy of smaller veins and the entire palette of varicose vein treatment for the most appropriate care.