What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh-coloured. They are often raised above the skin and look like twisted, bulging chords. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Large prominent veins in your legs with limb swelling causing aches, heaviness and discolouration around the ankle. In later stages, these may also cause itching in the lower leg, ulcerations, bleeding from the veins and acute pain in your legs.

What should I do if I have varicose veins?

Self-care such as doing exercises, elevating your legs, avoiding prolonged standing and wearing compression stockings can help you ease the pain of varicose veins and may prevent them from getting worse. But these measures will not cure this condition.

What are the treatment options for cure of Varicose Veins?

1 Surgery
2 Sclerotherapy
3 Endovenous laser treatment

Broadly speaking, the treatment of varicose veins involve either removal of the diseased veins surgically or destruction of damaged veins by sclerotherapy or laser energy.

It is difficult to prescribe a single treatment mode to a particular patient. The decision on the right personalized treatment mode would arrived upon after consultation and detailed investigations.