At Medstar we offer treatment for a complete spectrum of vein disorders, from cosmetic concerns, such as spider veins, through to varicose veins and serious venous complications.
Varicose veins affect a large proportion of adult women and men and they aren’t always limited to cosmetics, however. These failing blood vessels can cause aches, pains, and itchiness in your legs, which may also become tired more easily. Superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins, generally two forms of the same condition, are considered a medical problem. Varicose veins appear as non-colored soft bumps over the legs, visible when standing and disappearing when lying flat.
Our Specialists will carry out a clinical evaluation of the symptoms, as well as an assessment along with diagnostic testing, such as an ultrasound to help identify the cause of the varicose veins and determine the best surgical or non-surgical treatment options.
What are the treatment options for Varicose Veins?
If varicose veins are large, they need to be removed surgically under general anesthetic and you can go home the same day. At Medstar Dubai, we leverage cutting age technology to ensure the best of quality care for our patients. Our doctors are known to advise the best treatment options depending upon the condition. Take a glance of what we rely on:
- K laser Blue (Diode laser with three spectrum) – A versatile laser from Italian origin to ensure faster healing
- Sclerotherapy – This day care procedure involves an injection of a salt solution directly into the veins which helps the blood vessel to collapse and gradually fade away from view
- Therapeutic Mangnetic Resonance technology (TMR) – It has focused action on treating inflammation, pain reduction and wound healing
- Ozone Therapy – This new age technology converts regular oxygen into ozone, which within the therapeutic range actys as a potent antioxidant and aid in healing
What are the underlying risk factors and are you at risk?
It is increasingly becoming common in UAE population given the predisposition to obesity, smoking habits and sedentary lifestyle. People with history of surgery, trauma, blood clot in the legs or lungs, phlebitis, high blood pressure, family history of the problem, cancer and overweight are more at risk. It also affects women who are pregnant or using birth control pills.
What are the common signs and symptoms of Varicose Veins?
It is usual to experience tenderness or pain over a vein where the clot is located. You may have swelling of legs, tight heavy feeling in calves with itchy, painful legs, spider veins, muscle spasms, bulging and bluish veins and nighttime leg cramps.
What is Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins is a condition highlighted by damage or blockage in the veins, mostly in legs and sometimes in arms as well. A clot may form when vein walls become weak and blood flow slows down eventually. It is important to recognize and treat varicose veins early to avoid a blood clot that may travel up to the lung and cause life-threatening pulmonary embolism.