What are Current Varicose Veins Treatments?

A number of medical treatments are used to relieve the discomfort and appearance of varicose veins, along with or instead of natural remedies.

What are Varicose Veins Treatments?

For more information about varicose veins, “What is varicose veins?” You can read our article. If you have varicose veins, you can find natural methods that can help your medical treatment in our article “10 Natural Methods Against Varicose Veins”. If you are wondering about the causes of varicose veins, you can refer to our article “6 Causes of Varicose Veins”.

Always rely on scientific treatments in medical situations. Natural treatments are always necessary, but we remind you that natural treatments are not the cure for all diseases.

Current Medical Approaches in the Treatment of Varicose Veins

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a common treatment for varicose veins. There are many variations, but the two most popular types are endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Both are non-surgical methods for treating varicose veins. With EVLA, laser beams heat the vessels [14] and with RFA, lasers deliver high-frequency radio waves until the abnormal vessel collapses [15]. The body destroys laser-treated varicose veins within a few weeks.

sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is another non-surgical, outpatient medical treatment for varicose veins (varicose veins). Doctors treat varicose veins by injecting a liquid solution or foam into the varicose veins under ultrasound guidance.

Most doctors today use a liquid solution containing chemicals such as sodium tetradecyl sulfate or polydocanol for sclerotherapy. These injected substances act on the inner layer of the vein, causing the blood in the vein to clot, so the body destroys the varicose veins. [16].

Endoscopic Vascular Surgery

Surgery is a possible solution, but we advise you to consider it as a last resort. If your varicose veins are causing extreme discomfort or turning into ulcers, you may want to listen to your doctor’s advice.

In rare cases, varicose veins can carry the risk of blood clots and your healthcare provider may recommend endoscopic vascular surgery. Endoscopic surgery requires you to rest for a few weeks before returning to your daily life.

GlobalHealingCenter, Varicose Veins: The 10 Best Natural Remedies to Try, 2018

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