Varicose Vein Myth and Fact
A common concern among patients with varicose veins is whether there are any consequences of removing veins which could store up further problems for the future.
After all, veins are there to serve a purpose, which is to facilitate the flow of blood around the body. The thinking goes, varicose veins look big so they must be important. If they’re removed, then could that put further pressure on the body’s circulation? Is it wrong to pull them out?
It is an understandable concern and patients are right to approach any surgical procedure with caution to ensure that they fully understand the immediate work and any longer term issues that could be associated with it.
Certainly leg veins serve an important physiological function in the human body.
However, varicose veins are no longer effective. They look big and bulky because they are enlarged, so that blood gathers inefficiently in the same place. They are not doing the job they were designed for. What’s more, a diseased vein means that the healthy veins have to work much harder, because diseased veins drain blood backward, putting extra strain on circulation. Ultimately, without treatment, varicose veins can also lead to further problems, such as leg ulcers, skin problems, infection, bleeding and blood clots.
Remove the varicose vein will make the work of healthy veins much easier as they are able to flow freely and not have to compensate for the varicose vein.
Patients report that their legs feel lighter and easier.
Varicose Vein Removal
Varicose vein removal is now a lot less uncomfortable and more successful than people think.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal at their London vein treatment centre with a renowned vascular surgeon. They also offer foam sclerotherapy and micro surgery in order to provide a tailor-made service with the most appropriate treatment for each individual.
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