Are bulging varicose veins a problem for you? If they are, and you are experiencing symptoms such as aches, pain, swelling, and heaviness, you are probably anxious to find out what treatments are available for bulging veins.
What causes bulging veins?
Bulging varicose veins typically occur because of the malfunction of the valves within the veins. The veins have one-way valves that allow blood to flow in one direction – towards the heart. However, if the valve fails, blood can flow backwards and pool in the vein and push against the wall of the blood vessel, resulting in swelling, heaviness, and other symptoms.
What Treatments are Available for Bulging Veins?
The most common treatments for bulging veins include:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): EVLA is a system that uses laser energy to treat bulging varicose veins. An ultrasound scan is done at the start of treatment to map the areas requiring treatment. During the outpatient procedure a laser fiber is inserted into the targeted vein, and the gentle light waves heat and destroy the walls of the vein.
- VenaSeal: VenaSeal is an innovative treatment in which a medical adhesive is used to close the vein, by gluing the walls together. This completely seals off the vein. VenaSeal takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Patients may notice some improvement in symptoms immediately after treatment.
- Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive injectable treatment for varicose veins. It involves the use of a sclerosing agent that is injected directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the wall of the vein, and causes it to collapse.
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