Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and sometimes visible veins that appear just under the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found in the legs but can also occur in other parts of the body. While generally not harmful, varicose veins can be an annoying and unsightly condition, causing psychological and visual distress. Initially, the veins may simply appear enlarged and swollen, but over time they can grow and form large, bulging vein clusters and even ruptured veins.

How Varicose Veins Occur and Why?

As a result of insufficiency in the vein valve, pressure increases in the veins and swelling occurs. Over time, the vein expands, and varicose veins are formed by the formation of clots.
Varicose veins can also occur because of prolonged standing, pregnancy, obesity, various hormonal disorders or as an occupational disease in various occupational groups.

What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

In some cases, varicose veins do not show any symptoms or do not cause complaints, while sometimes they may show various symptoms such as leg cramps, pain, tingling sensation, itching sensation, burning sensation, swelling, numbness in the toes and restlessness in the legs.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be classified into 3 different types.

  1. Capillary varicose veins; These are varicose veins formed because of cracks in the capillaries and appear as a spider web.
  2. Reticular varicose veins; These are the varicose veins that are seen around the ankle and behind the knee and are puffy blue in colour.
  3. Large varicose veins; significantly bulging and green-coloured veins that result from venous insufficiency.

What is a varicose vein examination?

A varicose vein examination is an examination that helps diagnose circulatory disorders, especially venous insufficiency, or varicose veins. The examination includes detailed scanning using the multi-coloured Doppler ultrasound, which helps to visualise the veins and assess their function.

Who should consider a varicose vein examination?

This examination is typically recommended for people who experience symptoms such as leg swelling, aches, or pain, or who have visible varicose veins. It can also be useful for people with a family history of varicose veins or who are at risk due to occupations or lifestyles that require prolonged standing.

How is varicose vein treatment performed and how long does it take?

Firstly, the conditions causing varicose veins in the patient should be investigated and if the cause is a disease such as venous insufficiency, this disease should be treated, and varicose veins treatment should be started.
The recovery time of varicose veins may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the treatment approach chosen. Treatment options for varicose veins include lifestyle changes such as wearing compression stockings and avoiding prolonged standing, as well as varicose veins treatment with venablock method and sclerotherapy (foam) method.

What is the Venablock Method?

It is a method of gluing the veins together by entering the veins with a needle and applying cyanoacrylate glue into the veins. This procedure is completed within 10/15 minutes and the patient can be discharged within 1 hour and return to daily life.

What is Scleroternotherapy Method?

It is a non-surgical varicose vein treatment method. It is aimed to dry the varicose vein by injecting the foamed drug into the vein with a needle without anaesthesia. This treatment method lasts between 30 and 40 minutes, reapplication can be performed depending on the healing of the varicose vein.  
In both methods, the procedures are very short, the patient can quickly return to daily life after the applications, no pain, ache, or pain is felt during the treatments. There is no need for anaesthesia, no complications or scars are seen.
If you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins or would like to be examined, you can easily talk to the healthcare professionals at Attelia Health Tour. They can help you determine the best course of treatment and provide guidance on your condition.
Don't let varicose veins hold you back any longer. Schedule a varicose vein examination today and take the first step towards relief.