Globally around 200 million people suffer from varicose veins. Back home, India adds around 10 million people with varicose disease every year. Many don’t consider varicose veins a serious medical condition in India, but if they are ignored or are left untreated then it can lead to unbearable pain and more serious problems.
Varicose veins are a common medical condition caused due to the weakened or damaged vein valves. Whenever blood pressure increases inside the veins it may form varicose veins.
Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen and twisted, reddish, blue or dark purple coloured veins that appear just beneath the skin and mainly occur in the legs.
If one notices swollen, enlarged, and twisted veins of blue or dark purple colour then they are suffering from varicose veins. Varicose Veins occur due to decreased blood flow from lower limbs to the heart. Mostly it occur in legs, feet and calves area, for many people varicose is annoying, uncomfortable or cosmetic disfiguring. Many times varicose veins can cause severe pain and discomfort, sometimes it can lead to more-serious problems.
Endovascular specialist, Dr. Bhavesh Arun Popat who provides varicose veins treatment in Mumbai, said that in India people with varicose veins problem don’t think of it as a serious illness. Patients affected by this disease, should not ignore this problem or take it lightly. Therefore, more than ever people should be made more aware of what varicose veins are, about its occurrence and its possible treatment.
Signs and symptoms of Varicose Veins:
• Discolouring (dark purple or blue) in veins
• Twisted and bulging veins, shape of a cord
• Heavy feelings or pain in legs
• Itching or dry skin around veins
• Burning sensation, swelling, muscle cramping in lower legs
• Uncomfortable or severe pain in leg after long sitting or standing
Causes of Varicose Veins
Varicose is caused when the valve and vein in one’s leg is damaged or weakened. This results in improper functioning of the valves, which leads to collection of blood in the legs. This may happen due to the following;
1. Ascending age: As one is ageing, the valves in their veins may weaken.
2. Familial History: If your family member(s) has been diagnosed, then you are more likely to get varicose veins.
3. Obesity: Excess or overweight puts load and pressure on veins and can rupture or damage them, which can develop varicose veins.
Today, medically there are many successful treatments available to get rid of varicose veins; the venaseal system has caught the attention of the experts who treat varicose veins from across the globe. Venaseal closure system is the latest treatment option for varicose veins. The venaseal closure system is a non-surgical outpatient procedure.
Details about Venaseal closure system procedure
Venaseal closure system is a treatment method approved for treating varicose veins by USFDA. In this procedure medically formulated special adhesive is used to close the problematic veins segment effectively and safely re-routing the blood flow through the nearby healthy veins system.
The doctor inserts a syringe filled with the medical glue into a dispensing gun attached to the catheter. The catheter is then advanced into the problematic or diseased vein. The doctor conducts a series of trigger pulls to transport, deliver the medical adhesive and compression is applied to the affected leg during the procedure to seal the vein. The catheter is removed from the vein and a small bandage is applied to the access site.
After venaseal procedure the patients return to normal activities mostly on the same day. Risk of nerve injury or the burning sensation associated with the other procedures is eliminated in venaseal closure technique. After the venaseal procedure it is reported that patients have experienced minimal pain, bruising and burning sensation.
A quick, birdseye view, on venaseal questions surrounding many.
What are the benefits of venaseal closure procedure?
No hospitalisation, no local anaesthesia, quick recovery period, painless and safe, USFDA approved, back to normal routine on the same day. Treatment of two or more veins in one sitting.
How effective is venaseal procedure?
VeClose extension study which is a 5 years data suggest that it has 98 percent closure rate of varicose veins
What is venaseal made up of?
Venaseal is a medical adhesive. It’s a special type of medically devised super-glue known as ‘Cyanoacrylate’. It is very meticulously formulated in specially designed labs by the experts and has some unique properties when compared to other medical grade glues.
What happens to the treated veins?
The damaged veins, treated by the venaseal method, become non-functional and are absorbed by the body.
Disadvantages of venaseal procedure?
Though rare, treated veins may become inflamed and require anti-Inflammatories and time to settle. Compared to other procedures such cases in venaseal closure system is almost negligible. VenaSeal is expensive than other methods of treatment.
Is venaseal suitable for all patients?
No, not all patients can be opted for venaseal closure; an evaluation by the endovascular specialist is required to suggest the suitability of the venaseal procedure on respective patients.