Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins are the swollen or enlarged veins under the skin which occurs when valves don’t work effectively and flow of blood is not proper. They don’t require treatment until there is pain or swelling.
Causes of Varicose Veins
• It is common in women due to hormonal factors like puberty, pregnancy, menopause and use of birth control pills
• Common in people who have standing jobs like teachers, conductors.
• Other causes include lack of exercise, obesity, ageing or leg injury.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
• Twisted, swollen or bulging veins.
• Blue and dark purple veins
• Legs feel heavy at night
• Swollen ankles or legs
• Affected skin area looks red, dry or itchy
• Legs cramps while standing suddenly
• There may be more bleeding than normal in the minor injury area
Complications due to Varicose Veins
• Thrombophlebitis: In this blood clot is formed in the veins which may cause pain and other problems in the affected area.
• Varicose eczema / Dermatitis: Due to long standing conditions there may be dryness or itching near the ankles which may further lead to ulceration. These ulcers do not heal on their own and may further lead to cancerous skin.
• Bleeding: There may be bleeding due to swollen veins which is not to worry and it can be easily controlled.
• Lipodermatosclerosis: Skin around the ankles become dry and of dark brown colour. Sometimes it also becomes acutely inflamed, red and sore then it needs immediate actions.
• Patients who suffer from diabetes should take immediate actions to treat varicose veins as if left untreated, it may lead to further complications.
Treatment for Varicose Veins
1. Home Remedies
Varicose veins can be cured or prevented at home by using following tips:
• Lifestyle Modification: It includes physical activities such as swimming or walking. Avoid standing for longer periods of time as it may pool blood in the veins and makes the symptoms worse. While sleeping keep the legs elevated so that there is emptying of blood from the veins.
• Venous / Compression Stockings: It helps to regulate flow of blood and reduces the swelling of legs. It also reduces the risk of blood clots in the veins.
• Medication: Tab daflon increases the venous time, improves lymph drainage and protects the microcirculation.

2. Laser Treatment
EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) procedure to used in rare cases to treat varicose veins. This high-quality laser was introduced first in India at Healing Hands Clinic. The whole procedure takes 30-40 minutes. During and after the procedure patients hardly feels any discomfort and can return to normal work routine on the next day of the treatment.
Dr. Paresh M Gandhi is the lead surgeon at Healing Hands Clinic for the treatment of varicose veins. He has successfully handled the number of patients suffering from this problem. The clinic has centers at Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Chinchwad, Chakan, Baner, Nashik and Bengaluru having internationally recognised doctors and surgeons for treatment of various anorectal disorders.

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