People who suffer from varicose veins are often found applying varicose vein cream as they believe it can be used to treat the disease. However, there is no medical research to support the effectiveness of varicose veins cream in reducing and preventing varicose. Hence, applying such cream or ointment can merely relieve the symptom but not completely treat the disease. Moreover, it may increase the risk of bleeding varicose veins which will be even harder to treat.
Let’s find out more about “Varicose veins”
Varicose veins are enlarged or swollen and twisted dark purple or green veins that are located close to the layer of the skin. They are often lumpy or bulged like worms and usually appear on different parts of the body such as the esophagus, uterus, cervix, pelvic floor and anus; but they commonly appear on the legs and feet.
Effective and Safe Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
There are various clinical treatment options for varicose veins, depending on the severity and the size of the veins. The options include oral medications to reduce the inflammation of the veins, wearing compression stockings or anti-embolism stockings that are designed to minimize the risk of blood pooling in the legs, and surgical treatment.
Currently there are innovative treatment methods (minimally invasive procedures) to treat varicose veins, which include Catheter-directed foam sclerotherapy, Endovenous laser treatment, Radio Frequency Ablation, Mechanochemical Ablation, and Cyanoacrylate Glue. These minimally invasive procedures are used to destroy the vein wall until it collapses. The highly innovative procedures lead to more effective results than the traditional surgical treatment method. Most patients are often left with only 2 – 3 mm size incision and have less risk of developing complications and experience minimum pain.
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