Varicose veins are the veins that are enlarged and twisted. Because of its appearance, varicose veins are also known as spider veins. The term varicose vein is generally used for the enlarged and swollen veins in the leg, though the condition can possibly affect any part of the body. Varicose veins are not a problem unless there is an extensive pain and swelling, discomfort, and wound opening at the affected site.
The vein valves that prevent the backflow of blood lose their integrity, thus leading to backflow of the blood. This causes swelling and inflammation of the leg, requiring varicose vein treatment or vein removal. Varicose veins are common in superficial veins that are prone to increased pressure when standing.
The following therapies may be used for varicose vein treatment:
The sequential steps of the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) are:
The physician should be consulted when there is redness, warmth, and fluid drainage from the incisions after spider vein treatment. Increasing pain and swelling should also be reported.
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