Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, painful superficial veins resulting from poorly functioning valves. Varicose veins usually occur in the veins of the legs, although it may occur elsewhere.

Treatment for varicose veins is usually conservative. It can involve being asked to avoid excess standing, elevate the legs when resting or sleeping, and to wear elastic support hose.

Varicose vein treatments may be requested to improve the appearance. E.g. surgery such as vein stripping and ligation (removal of the varicose vein), or sclerotherapy of veins (injecting with a solution that causes scarring, which closes the vein).

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