Varicose veins

Varicose veins are the most common vascular disease and according to the World Health Organization, almost 30% of the world’s population has a problem with varicose veins. Although the human venous system consists of superficial and deep veins, when we talk about varicose veins we mean superficial veins.

Dilated and twisted superficial veins on the legs are the result of impaired function of the venous valves of the superficial and deep veins, whose role is to direct venous blood from the legs towards the heart. When they are damaged, with long-term standing and sitting, obesity and lowered feet, blood is retained in the veins with an increase in pressure and gradual dilation of the veins, ie the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are not only an aesthetic problem, but can cause serious problems ranging from swelling, burning, burning, itching, pain, night cramps to bleeding, inflammation, clots (superficial thrombophlebitis), hyperpigmentation of the lower leg skin and the development of ulcers that are difficult to heal. All complications reduce the quality of life, especially in the working population and require long-term treatment.

Varicose veins are affected by age, heredity, pregnancy, prolonged standing and sitting, carrying heavy loads and getting worse over time.

Compression therapy (elastic compression stocking or bandage) can prevent the increase and spread of varicose veins and reduce symptoms, but varicose veins will not be cured.

Specialist examination and consultation of a vascular surgeon with Color Doppler

We offer a complete examination and opinion of the vascular surgeon with a color Doppler ultrasound examination of the leg veins. Color doppler ultrasound examination reveals morphological changes in the walls of the veins (varicosities) and hemodynamic changes in terms of reflux and insufficiency and thrombosis in the venous system. After the examination, it is possible to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the method of treatment.

Methods of treating varicose veins

Removal of varicose veins by endovenous laser ablation and surgical stripping
Removal of larger varicose veins by microphlebectomy
Removal of minor foam varicose veins (UGFS), reticular veins and telangiectasia by sclerosing

Recovery

After the procedure, an elastic compression stocking of the 2nd degree of compression is placed, which can be worn for up to 4 weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Treating changes on time and at an earlier stage prevents the occurrence of complications in old age and contributes to a better quality of life.