Reduce pain With Varicose Vein Surgery

Varicose veins are superficial veins that appear elongated and diluted. They are generally visible in the legs, though they can be found in other areas of the body too. Veins can be classified into three types

1.    Large blood vessels embedded inside the muscles
2.    Veins found just beneath the skin called superficial veins
3.    Connecting perforator veins that connect the first two
 
The superficial veins are those usually affected by the condition. This is usually called primary varcosities. If the condition affects the deeper veins in the muscles it is called secondary varcosities. Secondary varcosities is rare.  
 
The veins become lumpy and appear like chains bound to one another along the legs. Though there is a lot of pain and itching in the affected limbs, the condition is quite harmless and can be treated.

 

Causes of varicose veins

When the valves inside the vein become damaged, they do not allow smooth circulation. Due to this the blood becomes stagnant.  Some consider the condition to be hereditary. 
 
A person accustomed to standing for a long time during a day is more likely to be affected by this condition. Blood collects in the veins and the veins start stretching, because of which the valves within the veins become less functional. It is not evident why some people are affected by the condition while others are not.

 

Symptoms of varicose veins

·      Swollen veins under the skin with a bluish color
·      Pain is common in the region of swelling; the area is tender to touch
·      Acute pain and heaviness are also evident in the whole limb that is affected
·      Restricted circulation can lead to swelling of the ankles
·      The skin may become itchy around the area and develop ulcers
·      The veins appear disfigured
·      When the smaller veins of the leg appear swollen they are called spider veins
·      Woman are twice more likely to be affected by the condition than men
 

Surgery to get rid of varicose veins

Varicose veins that are evident under the skin are best cured by surgery. The significance of surgery is that the acute pain that accompanies the condition disappears almost completely.  Surgery can successfully remove the large varicose veins and the smaller ones too. The spider veins do not require surgery. 
 
The more developed the varicose veins are, the more effective is surgery. Surgery is conducted under general anesthesia and the patient is usually discharged on the same day after the operation.
The basic procedure involves a small cut in the thigh from which the lumpy veins are removed. The smaller affected veins are also removed with smaller incisions made below the knee.
 
 Benefits of operation
The operation is usually a success and rarely are there complications. Mild pain killers are prescribed to manage the discomfort after the surgery. The most significant benefit of surgery is the disappearance of pain.  Another benefit is the improvement of the appearance of the limb. Usually the condition does not recur.
 
Strategies to follow after the surgery
  • Support stockings will help return to normalcy and are worn for a fortnight after the surgery
  • Walking can be resumed normally but weight lifting, strenuous exercise and running should be avoided
  •  Eat a healthy balanced diet and manage to put in adequate hours of rest and sleep
  • Always keep your feet on a stool or in a sufficiently raised position for better blood circulation
  • Avoid any movement that causes pain and discomfort
  • Contact the concerned doctor or the helpline for help and advice when you need guidance after the surgery
 
Blurb: Varicose veins are swollen veins caused by faulty blood circulation, usually evident in the legs. Pain accompanies varicose veins. Surgery is the best option for large varicose veins and it is almost completely successful in alleviating the acute pain that accompanies the condition. There are a number of strategies to keep fit after the surgery. 



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