In the absence of prompt and right treatment, even a minor problem in your veins may get worsened. It is very important to get treated at the basic stage – for example, during a minor problem when there is pain and sore. Major problem like clots in the veins can lead to disturbed blood flow to the heart. Such condition must be prevented.
Once you get your problems diagnosed by a good doctor, there will be plenty of treatments available for cure. It is important to explain the minutest of problems to your doctor and ask for possible options to overcome them.
Medical procedures to close down veins
When a problem is deep rooted and becomes serious, it is advisable to eliminate it before it can become fatal. Closing down damaged veins prevents blood from getting accumulated there and causing discomfort to the heart. The blood then finds an alternative way to reach the heart through a new set of veins and the damaged veins disappears after some days.
Technology is so advanced now that it requires less time and is less complicated in removing diseased veins. These are done through minimally invasive procedures. The two main treatments for varicose veins and spider veins are Sclerotherapy and Venous Ablation. They are explained below:
- Sclerotherapy – it includes injecting of either a liquid or a foam solution to make the vein shrink until it totally disappears. This procedure does not need an anesthesia and can be carried out in a doctor’s chamber. This catheter based treatment is used to close down small varicose vein or a spider vein. It requires successive sittings for a few weeks to entirely wipe out the problem. Initially, it might lead to swelling and pain or bruises on the injected area. However, the patient can return to normal activities after 20-30 minutes of the injection procedure.
- Venous Ablation – it uses radiation or laser therapy to close down veins that are not working any more. This treatment needs to be done under local anesthesia. The laser or radiation is made to reach the vein through a catheter that is inserted in the vein to close it completely. It may also lead to closing down of smaller damaged veins that are connected to the larger vein being treated. Generally, varicose veins treated through this treatment do not reappear. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and patients can retain back to their normal life immediately. It may lead to bruises, pain, and swelling, but generally patients experience no such cases in the history of treatment. Local anesthesia cuts down the aching aspect. However, the area may remain numb for some time even after the treatment is over.
When the problem occurs deep inside the venous system, interventional procedures might be used to treat the situation. This includes inserting a small balloon like tool in the veins to inflate it and then burst the balloon. It releases the clot that has occurred within the passage, and allows free flow of the blood. There is a possible solution for insertions of stent to prop open the vein.
Surgery treatment can be required to treat extreme cases as blockage. This process includes removing a vein or a part of the vein or repairing a valve in the vein. The vein is removed by the use of a tool inserted into a small incision just below the damaged vein, and the remaining vein is ligated to redirect the blood flow. The entire vein can also be replaced by a new one. The Incredible Veins helps you avail the best services to treat veins, and are led by skilled experts.