Varicose veins - Legs - Causes - Treatment - Laser - Injection

Top 6 Causes of Varicose Veins of Legs and Best Treatment Methods

Causes and treatment of Varicose Veins of Legs without surgery:
Many people suffer from the Varicose Veins of Legs that cause the annoying appearance of the feet where varicose veins appear in the form of winding or zigzag lines, swelling on the legs and thighs, can be seen clearly where they appear blue and red and are sometimes protruding from the surface of the skin.

Causes of Varicose Veins of Legs:
There are many causes of Varicose Veins, including:
- Weight gain.
- Genetic factors.
- Change hormone levels in the body.
- Standing for long period of time.
- Pregnancy.
- Old Age.

Diagnosis of Varicose Veins of Legs:
The doctor can diagnose Varicose Veins of Legs through physical examination where the legs are examined while the patient is standing, and ultrasound can be used to detect the infected veins and ensure the efficiency of the valves.

Methods of Treating Varicose Veins of Legs:
Initially, treatment is done through a lifestyle change. The patient is advised to get rid of excess weight, avoid standing or walking for prolonged periods, ensure sufficient rest, and wear compression socks. If the case does not respond, the following therapeutic methods are used:
- Laser treatment of Varicose Veins of Legs
Laser is used to treat varicose veins through a simple procedure that significantly improves the condition and there are two ways to use lasers in treatment:
-In the case of simple varicose veins laser rays are shed on the skin to treat the infected veins and the treatment needs several sessions determined by the doctor.
-In other cases, the laser rays are shed inside the infected vein by a precise catheter inserted into the damaged vein under the influence of the local anesthesia, the laser closes the vein and disappears and dies after a period.
-The Treatment of Varicose Veins of legs by Injection
Intravenous medical substances are injected to prevent blood flow inside it again.
-The Treatment of Varicose Veins with Surgery
Surgery in which the infected vein is removed from the leg and used in late cases.

Dr. Waleed El-Daly is an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at Cairo University. He is specialized in varicose veins treatment with laser and injections and has considerable experience in the treatment of intravenous ulcers and blockages of peripheral arteries.