varicose


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varicose

[′var·ə‚kōs]
(medicine)
Pertaining to blood vessels that are dilated, knotted, and tortuous.
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Priya Devadas, Specialist General Surgeon, said previously, surgeons used the open Trendelenburg procedure to treat varicose veins where an incision is made on the thigh and the complete vein is removed, which can be painful and required the patient to be in the hospital for one or two days.
However, if you do have varicose veins, standing and sitting without moving for long periods of time will cause them to deteriorate more quickly - triggering complications such as painful veins, clots and leg ulcers.
In coming to terms with the shame and embarrassment that accompanied my varicose veins, it was not the incarnation that offered me most comfort.
While 15-20% of UK adults have varicose veins which bulge from the leg when standing, another 15-20% have hidden varicose veins with inflammation at the ankle, caused by blood falling down the main leg veins.
Hormonal changes have a significant role in development of varicose veins
There have been major advances in the treatment of varicose and spider veins with most treatments being pain-free and can be performed in less than an hour.
When the valves of the superficial system are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool, which can cause varicose veins that are enlarged, swollen or twisted.
After obtaining informed consent, a total of 92 patients with primary varicose veins from those who were admitted for surgery in wards were included.
Varicose veins are more common in women--female hormones such as estrogen appear to contribute (you're more likely to develop varicose veins if you take hormone replacement therapy).
Conclusion: The treatment with endovenous laser treatment for patients with varicose veins is safe and effective.
Primary varicose veins are associated with several changes in vein wall architecture that may precede the development of reflux giving rise to several weak wall hypotheses.