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Varicose and spider veins are two conditions that affect the vascular system. What makes these conditions interesting is that they can advance to the stage where the can cause both physical damage to the patient from the physiological perspective, as well as damage to ones mind since they can have quite an uncomfortable look on the patients body that usually no one is happy with.
Varicose veins and their treatment
When it comes to vascular conditions, varicose vein tend to be the most common one. Unfortunately, this is an idiopathic condition, which means that doctors do not really know what causes it. However, since it affects about twenty five percent of the population, doctors face it quite often, and they do know how to treat it.
Symptoms of varicose veins can be noticed quite easily, as they are visible on the patient’s body in the form of enlarged and twisted veins. While harmless at first, this condition can become quite painful later on. The treatment of varicose veins in Melbourne according to Yarra Vascular can be done in various ways, but we are just going to cover a couple of common options which are used at the modern clinics.
Endovenous ablation is the mot common approach when it comes to the treatment of varicose veins, and it involves sealing the veins by either burning them, or by plugging them with glue. This procedure involves putting a catheter or a probe inside the vein, which is where the name comes from, and the heat can come from two sources, radio frequencies or a laser.
Another way to treat varicose veins is via ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. This option revolves around injecting a sclerosant into the veins, which is a liquid made displace the blood away from the selected vein and cause it to close and collapse later on.
Treatments for these conditions do not cause discomfort
Spider veins and their treatment
While spider veins on their own are harmless, they can cause some damage on the person’s mental health, as they are very unappealing, since they show up as a dark spider’s web on their body. This condition is mostly known to show up in legs, specifically in thighs and bellow the knees.
Similar to varicose veins, there are various ways to do spider vein removal in Melbourne at Yarra Vascular, such as foam sclerotherapy and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. These methods are pretty similar to the previously mentioned method that is used to treat varicose veins.
That means the only current option to treat spider veins is to pretty much destroy them, and while that may sound bad, the body can easily recover from this either by causing the blood flow to go through different veins, or formation of additional vascular systems.
Doctors are always here to help
All of the treatments that were mentioned here are very simple and harmless, and they are in and out types of treatment. You can easily go home once the treatment is finished, however, you will have to deal with mild recovery which the doctors will instruct you with.