Vein Treatments

There are a number of different things that can happen to the veins in the human body that would cause them to perform differently than then should. Some of the different things that can happen to veins include varicose veins, spider veins, and deep vein thrombosis. Each of these has different symptoms, but there are numerous treatments available today to help reduce or cure them.

A non-surgical treatment for varicose and spider veins is sclerotherapy. In this treatment a solution is injected into the problem vein and helps to reduce the problem. This procedure can be done in less than an hour and there is little discomfort during treatment, but many patients will need to wear a compression stocking for a while after their treatment.

Laser technology is also used in the treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) uses laser energy to close a problem vein so that blood cannot flow through it. This eliminates the enlarging of the vein which is a common symptom of varicose veins. This procedure also takes less than an hour, but requires local anesthetic.

Another procedure which requires local anesthesia is ambulatory phlebectomy. In this procedure tiny incisions are made in the varicose veins so that they are removed. Compression stockings or bandages are required after the treatment for a period of time.

Radiofrequency occlusion is a vein treatment method that has had a strong success rate, with low complications. This procedure heats the problem veins which in turn causes them to contract and then close. Local anesthetic is used and a compression stocking is worn after the treatment. Walking after the treatment is also strongly encouraged.

There are many ways to naturally prevent vein problems without the need for medical treatments. The most important of these methods is exercise. Exercise such as walking, running, or biking will stimulate blood flow and circulation in a person's legs. These are also good activities after vein treatments to prevent deep vein thrombosis.