Why Treat Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins do not get better by themselves; indeed they get worse slowly and progressively. Early treatment often prevents the symptoms developing and, of course, removes the unsightly appearance. In fact, the earlier you receive specialist treatment the better the long term clinical and cosmetic results.
Treatment is designed for each patient based on the clinical history, examination and investigation with a Doppler ultrasound scan. When functioning normally, the entire system of superficial veins only return less than 10% of the blood flow from the legs. However, varicose veins are not normal veins. They are diseased vessels that allow venous blood to move back down the leg – in the wrong direction as shown in this drawing. This interferes with normal circulation and forces normal veins to work harder.
Eliminating the diseased veins is good for your circulation and reduces the workload for normal veins. When varicose veins are eliminated, patients often notice that their legs feel better and less tired.