Veins in Legs
Varicose veins and spider veins of the legs can appear at almost any time, but they get more common with the passing of the years.
The word "varicose" comes from the Latin varix, which means "twisted."
Many people believe that varicose veins are largely harmless, but this is untrue. Varicose veins can cause miserable symptoms like aching and fatigue. And they can cause blood clots and leg ulcers.
On the other hand, spider veins are harmless.
What Causes These Veins in My Legs?
Spider veins are hormonal. VAricose veins are genetic.
Women who stand a lot also have a history of developing veins in their legs, with teachers and hair dressers often suffering from them.
Being overweight or obese also seems to increase the odds that you will someday develop them.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
This technique is used for large varicose veins. A laser fiber is inserted into the vein, followed by the application of laser energy to heat and kill it.
It is one of the industry's most trusted techniques, with an impressive success rate of 98-99%.
This tried and tested procedure has been popular since the1920s. It uses the injection of various fluids directly into problem veins. This produces injury to the vein with resultant closure and scarring.
It is used on spider veins and varicose veins.
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy (Echosclerotherapy)
This technique involves the injection of foamy fluid directly into veins under ultrasound guidance. Ultrasound machines make it possible to inject veins that are otherwise undetectable.
The most common vein treated by this technology is the largest superficial vein in the leg (greater saphenous vein). It starts on top of your foot and runs up the inside of the leg to your groin.
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