With Winter upon us now, we are entering the best time of year to consider treatment for varicose veins. Now is the time to get those legs ready for Summer. Layers can be piled on and no-one needn’t know that you’ve had any treatment at all. Your summer wardrobe shopping will certainly be more exciting!
Spending a long time on our legs puts tremendous stress on the veins which have to pump against gravity to return large quantities of blood to the heart. The result for many people is an unsightly tangle of blue in the legs, otherwise known as varicose veins. Often regarded as just a cosmetic problem, varicose veins are a lot more serious than just affecting ones confidence through looks. It is a sign that there is a circulation problem in the leg caused by a failure of the valves running along the inside of veins, which is suppose to keep the blood flowing in the right direction.
Estimates say that 20 per cent of people suffer with this condition and there are 100,000 varicose vein operations performed each year on the NHS, not to mention the ones performed privately. This means that it is high in the stakes for the most operated condition. However a surgical route is not the only route.
A number of medical myths about varicose veins have also been blown out of the water. Did you think, for instance, that more women than men get varicose veins? Wrong. Men are slightly more likely to suffer them than women, although women are more likely to ask for treatment.
Talking of which, recent technologies in ultra- sound techniques has improved our knowledge about this disease – which can be hereditary – and the treatments which are available.
EVLT™ – Endovenous Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins – is a new, minimally invasive method of treating varicose veins.
- A 45 minutes procedure under local anaesthetic
- 95% success rate
- No surgical incisions
- You can resume normal activities almost straight away
- Minimal discomfort
Varicose veins do not tend to get better without treatment, and usually get worse with time. The earlier you receive specialist treatment the better the clinical and cosmetic results. A surgical approach is an old hat mentality and advances in techniques and technology has meant that treatment is made easier for you.
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