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Lower Limb Varicose Veins Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:17 Cardiology
Varicose veins treatment

The term varicosis or varicose veins describes enlarged and twisted veins. The condition most commonly affects lower extremities (though can occur in other areas as well) and is more prevalent among women than men.

Causes and Symptoms

Common causes include genetics, pregnancies, aging, occupations that involve standing for prolonged periods, pelvic vein reflux, and leg injuries. Once it appears, the condition has a tendency to progress, as it leads to valvular incompetence, which, in turn, leads to blood flowing backwards in the veins, enlarging them even further.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms include the appearance of so called “spider veins” and skin discoloration in the affected extremities, leg pain, swelling (usually in the evenings), severe bleeding, and poor healing of wounds. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should seek medical care – varicose veins aren’t solely an esthetic issue – left untreated, it can lead to complications such as thrombophlebitis.

Sample Treatment Program

Diagnostics:

  • NIVA (Non-invasive Vascular Assessment) – Lower limb Doppler ultrasound
  • Vascular surgeon consultation

Treatment:

The most common type of treatment is called sclerotherapy – intravenous injection of medicine that makes the vessels shrink. The facility

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