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Top Myths about Varicose Veins

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Varicose veins are caused due to abnormal blood flow that result can enlarge and twist the veins. Although varicose veins can affect any part of your body, they are more common in the legs. Varicose veins occur when the faulty veins make blood flow in the wrong direction.

Varicose veins mainly have two types: the smaller version is known as spider veins, it appears on the surface of the skin having a group of blue veins and looks like a spider web on top of the skin. Varicose veins have always been a topic of doubt, so, here’s bursting the top myths about Varicose Veins.

Let us first understand what varicose veins are in detail…

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that occur due to abnormal blood flow. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, however, varicose veins can occur anywhere. Varicose veins are most common in the legs and are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides being a cosmetic problem, varicose veins can be very painful, especially when standing or sitting continuously.

Popular Myths about Varicose Veins

  • Gender: There is a misconception that only women face the Varicose Vein problem. It is true that they do occur more commonly in women, but today all genders are equally at risk.

  • Age: Although the chances of getting varicose veins do increase with age, the problem not only affects older people but also younger ages.

  • Treatment: Earlier it was assumed that there is no treatment for varicose veins but the development in medical technology has proved that Varicose Veins can also be treated surgically as well as with minimal efforts. There are also a few simple physical activities that are found helpful in the treatment of varicose veins.

Treatment Process

Till recent times, surgery was the only treatment available for varicose veins but today they can be treated with minimally invasive procedures like VenaSeal Closure System Treatment.

Beautification of skin

It is true that the treatment improves the appearance of the affected part but the growth of varicose veins is reduced as well.

Recurrence of the disease

After surgery the recurrence of varicose veins is possible but with the right precautions, this possibility can be reduced.

Whether health insurance covers Varicose veins or not

At the Vein Center, we offer Cashless treatment for Varicose Veins, please call at 8080866266 to know more about this.

For women, treating varicose veins is only possible after having children

Totally a myth, one can undergo varicose veins treatment at any stage of their life.

Varicose veins affect only the appearance of your legs

Yes, it affects the appearance of your legs, but you may also feel pain and varicose veins may also cause swelling of the leg and bleeding.

Vein Center: Best Varicose Veins Treatment in Mumbai

Traditional surgical methods of treating Varicose veins are very painful as to numb the area, traditional procedures like EVLA or RFA required several needle pricks along the vein's route. This is an extremely painful procedure and few patients even require sedation or even spinal anesthesia to alleviate the discomfort that may cause side effects.

Unlike the traditional methods, varicose veins can now be treated with a pain-free procedure like the Venaseal Closure System Treatment method which involves just one prick per vein, similar to an IV line placement. This makes the operation much more comfortable for the patient. This technique is safe for older people who may have other health conditions such as heart disease because no further anesthetic medicine or saline injection is required.

Patients do not need to wear stockings following the Venaseal operation, which saves time and makes their recovery more comfortable and quick. At the Vein Center, we have the country’s best doctors and healthcare facilities to carry out any type of treatment associated with varicose veins.

If you’re someone facing the problem of varicose veins and want to get them treated painlessly without traditional open-cut surgery, schedule an appointment by calling at (+91) 8080866266.

During your first appointment with us, you’ll meet your doctor for 30+ minutes, that's 4x the length of a typical doctor visit.

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