Varicose veins are swollen or twisted veins under the skin. They are usually found in the legs or feet and are common in now a day due to lifestyle issues. They don’t create any serious problem but are of cosmetic concern in females.

Causes of Varicose Veins

• They are usually found in females as compared to males due to hormonal factors such as puberty, menopause, pregnancy, and the use of birth control pills.
• Common in people who have to stand for long hours eg. Bus Conductors and Teachers.
• Some other factors include obesity, aging, lack of exercise or physical activities and leg injury.

Treatment for Varicose Veins

The following methods can be used for the treatment of varicose veins:

Lifestyle Modification:

Varicose veins can be prevented by losing any excess weight and doing physical exercises such as walking, swimming or running. Avoid standing for long periods of time. Keep legs elevated while sleeping by placing pillows under the legs. It helps in emptying pooled blood from the veins.

Venous Stockings/Compression Stockings:

They help to maintain the blood flow in the veins and also helps to reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the veins. They should be removed before going to bed at night and are worn only during the day time.


Tab Daflon increases venous tone, it improves lymph drainage, and it protects the microcirculation. It also helps to reduce the leg swelling, improve the skin changes and also helps in the healing of ulcers.

Ligation and Stripping:

In this, the affected vein is completely removed. A small incision is made at either end of the vein and the junction where affected vein joins a larger vein is tied off. During the procedure, flexible wire is inserted and withdrawn removing the vein in the progress.

EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation):

This procedure uses the Leonardo Laser and the complete process takes only 30-35 minutes. During and after the procedure patient hardly feels any discomfort. The advantage of Leonardo laser is that it uses the dual-wavelength and thus reduces the recurrence rate to almost negligible.

At Healing Hands Clinic, we have the best team of doctors and surgeons for the treatment of varicose veins at all the centers including Pune, Kondhwa, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Chinchwad, Nashik, Chakan, and Bengaluru. Proper care is provided to the patients and it is also ensured that patients get the solution to health problems as soon as possible.

Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic