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4/21/08

VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS SCLEROTHERAPY FOR VARICOSE VEINS AND WHAT TO EXPECT ALSO WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS


VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS SCLEROTHERAPY FOR VARICOSE VEINS AND WHAT TO EXPECT ALSO WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are those bulging veins that people develop on their legs and sometimes elsewhere. Sclerotherapy is probably the most common procedure for varicose veins. Veins have one way valves. If the valves don't close properly the blood may fall back and exert pressure on the vein walls leading to varicose veins. You see all sorts of confusing advertisements in the newspapers for how to treat varicose veins. A plethora of medical and surgical treatments involving everything from radio waves to lasers have been developed to either remove varicose veins or close them. Removing or closing varicose veins usually doesn’t create circulation problems because the blood reroutes itself through other veins. These therapies range from approaches that don’t involve incisions or injections to those that are surgical procedures. It may be necessary to combine therapies, depending on your condition and lifestyle.

Sclerotherapy is probably the most common procedure for varicose veins. Sclerotherapy procedure uses a liquid chemical to close off the varicose vein. The solution is injected into the vein to cause irritation and scarring inside the vein, which causes the vein to close off and fade away. It’s usually used to treat smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is usually done in the doctor’s office. You may need several sclerotherapy treatments to close off a vein completely. In this case, treatments are typically given every 4 to 6 weeks. Following treatments, your legs are wrapped in elastic bandaging to help healing and decrease swelling.

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    Common side effects from varicose vein treatment following a procedure can include bruising, swelling, skin discoloration, cramping, and itching. Swelling and skin discoloration may last for several months. Less common side effects of varicose vein treatments include blood clots or nerve damage. An uncommon side effect of sclerotherapy is liquid chemical leaking out of the vein, which could cause tissue damage or ulcers.

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