CausesVaricose veins are not genetic or disease oriented but in fact results from various lifestyle factors such as prolonged standing or sitting, excessive sedentary habits and obesity. Sometimes hormonal changes, expanding of the uterus and increased pressure on pelvic blood vessels may increase the chances of varicose vein problems. The above factors hence determine that women are more predisposed to get varicose veins as compared to men.
TreatmentsThere are various treatments both surgical and non surgical for varicose veins in Dubai. Support stockings, daily exercise, natural dietary supplements and a healthy lifestyle may reduce the chances of varicose veins almost completely. But for those who suffer from mild varicose veins, can steadily reverse or stop the worsening of their condition. Other surgical procedures for treating varicose veins involve removing or shutting down the affected vein altogether. The body will always find another way to reroute blood to all organs and tissues.
- Sclerotherapy is when a certain liquid chemical is inserted into the vein to shut it off causing it to eventually fade away. It may cause discomfort, will require more than one session and is preferred for smaller veins.
- Laser treatment is preferred by people who are sensitive to cutting, needles and discomfort caused by other methods. Pulses of light are directed from the surface of the skin onto the vein causing it to die out and fade away gradually.
- Endovenous Ablation Therapy makes use of various light spectrum waves to heat up a vein and eventually shut it off. This is done by means of inserting a catheter containing a pulse emitting diode within the offending vein and the heat causes the vein to collapse as the catheter is withdrawn.
- Vein Stripping and Ligation is a more traditional approach to varicose vein treatment where the doctor will shut and remove small veins close to the surface by means of the traditional scalpel. The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic so the operation is painless.