Varicose veins are a dilation of the veins of the lower limbs.
The typical disease of the human species (animals do not suffer from varicose veins) is fundamentally linked to the fact of standing upright, therefore we fight every day against the force of gravity, and usually we inherit a predisposition to a lower elasticity of these vessels.
Although the disease may appear trivial (especially in the early stages) and therefore represent almost only an aesthetic problem, in reality, with the passage of time and the worsening of the situation (dilation of the vessels), the disorders and possible complications appear.
The characteristic disorders of the disease are: nocturnal cramps, heaviness, burning, itching and swelling of the ankles.
The following stages are characterised by the appearance of complications such as: eczema from stasis, oedema, skin hyperpigmentation, thrombophlebitis, lipodermatosclerosis and skin ulcers.
It is therefore clear that, contrary to what one might think, the earlier the disease is treated, the better it is for the patient.
Basically, an evaluation of the situation and the status is carried out a medical appointment and an ecoclordoppler examination.
The basic therapies and in association with each other are:
- symptomatic therapy (many Supplements alleviate the disorders and symptoms listed above)
- compression therapy (elastic stocking that is therapeutic and not restful)
- surgical therapy. In the latter case there are many techniques available today to solve this problem (Stripping, Laser, Radiofrequency, Sclerotherapy, Glue, CHIVA, etc.)
Choosing one technique over another is important after understanding the advantages of one or the other.
Together with the specialist, the patient can consciously decide what to do. Not all patients are the same and therefore it is wrong to think that everything can be done to everyone. Surgery is not a one-size-fits-all, least of all in this situation.