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Category: Varicose Veins

11 May

Preventing Venous Ulcers

Venous Ulcers
The whole mechanism behind the formation of venous ulcers is based on the fact that pooling of blood occurs in the veins of lower limbs. This further leads to the ulceration of the overlying skin. Therefore, driving the blood forward and improving circulation in this region acts as a very powerful precautionary tool in preventing the onset of venous ulcers....
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21 Mar

Tackling Varicose Veins

Varicose veins
What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet. They may also be present in the buttocks and vaginal area. Hemorrhoids are nothing but the presence of such abnormal veins in the rectal region (due to constipation). Veins are the blood vessels which carry blood from the rest of the body to the heart. They have multiple leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards. Hence the blood flow is directed upwards, against the strong effect of gravity. This is aided by the activity of the leg muscles. In varicose veins, these valves become incompetent, allowing for the back-flow and pooling of blood which leads to the enlargement and tortuousity of the...
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23 Nov

Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a hard to detect medical condition that can result in severe and even potentially life-threatening health problem. But, before we delve into what these risks are it will be helpful to gain some understanding of the human circulatory system (the cardiovascular or vascular system), about blood clots, and finally about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) itself. Circulatory System: Heart, blood, and blood vessels (arteries, veins, & capillaries) -- these make up the cardiovascular system which permits blood to transport nutrients, oxygen and white blood cells (among other things) from the heart to the cells in tissues and organs. Thereafter, oxygen-depleted blood is carried away from these cells back to the heart. This process is important for several critical...
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23 Nov

Benefits of Endovenous Laser Treatment

What is Endovenous Laser Treatment? Endovenous laser treatment, also known as EVLT, is a popular method of treatment for varicose veins. Varicose veins are those purple-blue veins that bulge as they overfill with blood and cause swelling in the legs. EVLT eliminates varicose veins from the body. Here’s how: a needle is inserted into the varicose vein via ultrasound guidance. And through the needle, a thin laser fiber is passed. Laser energy is shot into the vein, collapsing the vein and rerouting blood through healthy veins nearby. Why Should you Treat Varicose Veins? A mild case of varicose veins involves swelling of the calf and ankles, bulging purple-blue veins and a feeling of heaviness due to the pooling of blood in the vein....
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31 Oct

Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins is a condition developed because of a disease known as Venous Insufficiency. Valves in our body help carry blood to the heart, against gravity. Should this function fail, the blood flows downwards and accumulates in the veins. This results in increased pressure and causes the veins to bulge and become swollen. People most at risk of suffering from varicose veins are pregnant women, elderly people and those suffering from obesity. A visible sign of varicose veins is of the bulging veins that have turned bluish purple in color. People suffering from Varicose veins also feel a heaviness in their legs, along with swelling and severe pains. The symptoms of varicose veins can be managed by following a few useful...
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19 Sep

Leg Ulcers and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins
Varicose veins is a condition developed because of a disease known as Venous Insufficiency. Valves in our body help carry blood to the heart, against gravity. Should this function fail, the blood flows downwards, and accumulates in the veins. This results in increased pressure and causes the veins to bulge and become swollen. This condition occurs often when the blood pools up around the legs, leading to a visibly swollen vein in the calf or thigh. One of the main problems faced by people suffering from venous insufficiency is venous ulcers. When the skin surrounding the areas affected by varicose veins come into contact with external objects, it breaks down. When this skin breaks down, it reveals the flesh underneath. These...
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