Treatment of varicose veins by injection
Treatment of varicose veins by injection with Dr.Waleed El-Daly:
Varicose veins are considered one of the most common diseases in our Arab world, especially in Egypt, and because of its high prevalence, many patients tolerate it and consider it a simple, and usual problem, which does not need help from a specialist doctor as long as the pain resulting from it is tolerable by the patient, but there is no doubt that this perception has some flaws, as varicose veins in the early stages are a really simple problem, and it can be treated in the beginning through some medications with the patient's commitment to some behavioral instructions recommended by the doctor.
If this problem is not treated in its early stages, it may develop to a degree that needs other types of treatment, including laser treatment, surgical binding, and injection treatment, which we will talk about it in this article, and if varicose veins treatment is neglected in its late stages, it may cause severe complications on the feet, the adjacent skin next to it, and on the heart and circulatory system.
What are varicose veins?
The suffering of some people from varicose veins is not limited to the aesthetic appearance only, as it may be painful sometimes, and it appears in the form of blue or red wrinkles on the legs and is prominent sometimes on the skin, and it affects blood vessels because of a failure in the work of the valves inside the veins that push the blood up against the direction of gravity to the heart to redistribute it to the body again, so the blood collects inside the veins that lead to enlarged and swelling of the blood vessels.
What are the symptoms of varicose legs?
Varicose veins may appear in different parts of the legs, groin, or ankle, and with painful signs and symptoms, these may include:
- Blue or red veins.
- Twisted and swollen veins.
- Feeling of pain or feeling of heaviness in the legs.
- Burning sensation, muscle cramping, and swelling in the lower legs.
- Increased pain after sitting or standing for long periods.
- Feeling itchy around one or more veins.
The most affected categories of varicose veins are:
- Employees in jobs that require standing for a long time, such as teachers and receptionists.
- Women are more likely to have varicose veins than men due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and before menstruation.
What is the cause of varicose veins?
Varicose veins are medically classified as diseases of unknown causes, medicine has not yet conclusively found the direct cause of it, so it is likely to be associated with genetic factors, but there are some factors that lead to an increase in the symptoms of varicose veins or an increase in the severity of the accompanying pain, and the most important of these factors are:
- Poor blood circulation due to lack of exercise, eating unhealthy foods, and excessive smoking.
- Standing for long periods without taking breaks of rest from the feet.
- Genetic factors, such as having a family history increases a person's risk of developing varicose veins.
- The incidence of varicose veins increases due to age, as the veins lose their elasticity, and the efficiency of the valves decreases significantly, which leads to the return of blood from the heart back to the arteries, causing varicose veins.
- Obesity causes extra pressure on the veins.
Varicose veins complications:
As we mentioned in the introduction of the article that neglecting the treatment of varicose veins may lead to some serious complications, and the following are some of these complications:
- The formation of blood clots: It occurs due to the accumulation of blood deposits in the veins, which helps to form clots that may lead to blockage in the veins of the foot, and it may move and lead to blockage of other veins in more vital areas, causing great dangers to the patient’s life.
- Infections: If there are infections of the adjacent skin to the superficial veins, the patient will feel permanent itching in the affected area.
- Skin ulcers: These occur as a result of the patient feeling permanent itching in the affected area.
- Rupture of the dilated veins: The veins may continue to dilate and enlarge until they rupture, causing internal bleeding.
What are the preventive measures to avoid the occurrence of varicose veins?
- Maintain regular exercise to stimulate blood circulation constantly.
- Eat a healthy diet, and reduce the consumption of fast food and food rich in fat.
- Drink sufficient amounts of water daily.
- Maintaining body weight and avoiding overweight.
- Avoid standing for long periods without taking sufficient breaks to rest the feet periodically.
- Raising the feet above the level of the body as much as possible to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation.
- Avoid sitting cross-legged.
- Wear compression socks in case of varicose veins.
These preventive measures are usually sufficient to reduce and avoid the problem of varicose veins, but you should contact the vascular doctor immediately if the veins are swollen, warm, red, a rash appears on the leg or ankle, and if there is a change in the color of the skin occurs on the leg, as injections or medications may need to be used to avoid complications, and it is up to the vascular doctor in his decision to choose the appropriate treatment.
Treatment of varicose veins by injection:
It is a medical technique through needles in which the solution is injected directly into the varicose veins, which leads to their enlargement and cohesion together, and over time, the varicose veins turn into scar tissue that fades away permanently, and the vascular doctor uses compression bands during and after the injection to help the walls of the blood vessels stick together, after that varicose veins disappear and do not reappear again.
The technique of treating varicose veins by injection leads to a significant reduction in pain in addition to an improvement in the appearance of the leg, and varicose veins can be treated by injection in more than one session as determined by the doctor according to the patient’s condition.
After varicose veins treatment:
The patient can leave the medical center after performing the treatment of varicose veins by injection and he can return to his home on the same day, but he should follow some instructions after injection:
- Avoid exposure to the sun to avoid skin pigmentation.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods.
- Reliance on compression bandages in the first 48 hours, and after that period, they can be replaced with compression socks.
- Make sure to move constantly.
If you suffer from varicose veins, book an appointment for a medical examination and consult with Dr.Waleed El-Daly, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at Cairo University, specializing in the treatment of diabetic foot, foot gangrene, and treatment of varicose veins by injection and laser. Dr.Waleed El-Daly is considered the best doctor to treat varicose veins without surgery due to his experience in treating varicose veins with the latest advanced medical standards to help his patients to recover faster without the need to undergo surgeries.