Varicose Veins India

VARICOSE VEINS – What to Ask Your Doctor

We know that struggling with varicose veins, vein disease, or other vein issues can be cumbersome. And you would want to get the problems sorted out as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more at risk you are putting yourself in developing further problems. Before heading to the professional medical center, though, you must know which questions to ask your vein doctor. How to approach the doctor, which questions to ask, will your queries be resolved, we know various such things might be running in your mind. Relax! While your cosmetic concerns and medical condition are unique to you, here are common questions that many patients ask and may be helpful as you explore your treatment options.

How do I know if I have Varicose Veins?

There are two types of vein issues –  Varicose Veins and Spider Veins. Spider Veins are small (under 1mm) while Varicose Veins are larger (over 3mm). Not only do they look different in size, shape, and colour, but they also cause different symptoms. Spider veins tend to sting while varicose veins ache and swell. The vein doctor should be able to diagnose your case.

What are the symptoms?

Whether it’s the bulging Varicose Veins or the Web-like Spider Veins, it’s important to understand the reason for this happening. It could be due to genetics, pregnancy, weight, lack of physical activity, ageing, or even restrictive clothing. With the correct vein information, your doctor can suggest you various treatments. For more details or information on Varicose Vein, visit our website or get in touch with Dr. Shoaib F. Padaria at Doctor House Cardiovascular Center in Mumbai.

What are the chances of having linked conditions?

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins may be linked to Saphenous Vein Reflux or Deep Vein Thrombosis. The latter is caused when a blood clot forms in a large vein, usually in the legs. Saphenous vein Reflux affects the blood circulation, with Varicose Veins being a symptom. Asking the doctor about these issues is crucial too.

Will I suffer from any pain or side effects?

Though this question varies depending on your vein problems and the treatment your doctor sees as the best fit for you, chances are very good that your pain and side effects suffering will be minimal. With modern technology in the field of vein treatment, procedures have been made much more comfortable and easy to recover from. Long gone are the days of being in the hospital and bedridden for weeks post-vein-treatment. Thanks to advances in laser technology, most patients are able to get back to normal life with little to no downtime.

How experienced is my doctor?

When it comes to finding the right specialist to treat varicose veins, this is a crucial consideration. Although many doctors can perform procedures, not all are vascular specialists. For more details or information on Varicose Vein, visit our website or get in touch with Dr. Shoaib F. Padaria at Doctor House Cardiovascular Center in Mumbai.

What are the risks with/without treatment?

It’s not necessary that you have to undergo Varicose Vein treatment. However, a large number of cases will (if left untreated) cause mobility problems and reduce your quality of life. In most cases, surgery isn’t complicated while local anaesthesia is the only medicine required. Still, it’s best to understand the full scenario to make an informed decision.

What type of treatments is available for vein disease?

Depending on the assessment of your veins and the severity of your symptoms, treatments may range from self-care strategies, such as wearing compression stockings designed to increase circulation, to more advanced procedures. For medium to large veins, your vein specialist may recommend a non-surgical laser therapy such as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) or Radiofrequency Ablation endovenous Therapy (RFT). With EVLT and RFA, your doctor will use laser heat to actually close veins, effectively rerouting blood flow through healthy veins. The procedures are performed in-office and are minimally invasive, using local anaesthetic. Little or no downtime is required.

How long will the treatment take and what’s the recovery time?

Depending on your assessment, treatments can be remarkable effective quickly. Thanks to advances in laser technology, most treatments are complete in about an hour, and most patients can resume normal activity with little to no downtime.

What results should I expect?

Patients pursue varicose vein treatment usually for a combination of three reasons—how their legs look, how they feel, and how severely their lives are being impacted. We will discuss how the best treatment plan for your unique factors will improve how your legs may look and feel, and the long-term considerations for your optimal health. For more details or information on Varicose Veins, visit our website or get in touch with Dr. Shoaib F. Padaria at Doctor House Cardiovascular Center in Mumbai.

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