Varicose veins are defined as enlarged, visible, and twisted veins located just under the surface of the skin. Often these enlarged veins are called spider veins and appear blue or dark purple in colour. A varicose vein can develop in any superficial vein ( veins that are close to the skin’s surface ) in the body, but they tend to affect the veins in the legs more often.
How do Varicose Veins occur?
The purpose of these veins is to carry blood to the heart against gravity and the blood travels only in one direction through the veins because they have one-way valves. By any means, if the valves and walls of the veins are damaged, they stretch and become weaker, preventing blood flow to the heart. When a valve becomes weak, blood may flow backwards in the opposite direction. When this happens, blood gets pooled up in the veins, causing them to enlarge and swell. This is the condition called “Varicose Veins”
There are many possible causes of varicose veins, including
- Chronic heart valve conditions
- Standing or sitting for longer periods of time
- Pressure on the midsection of the body, especially the abdomen
- Obesity, which increases the pressure on your legs because of excessive weight
Experts say that inadequate levels of vitamin K might also lead to varicose veins.
In most people, varicose veins are merely cosmetic concerns, but for some people they experience severe pain and discomfort that often leads to severe complications. People with varicose veins experience painless symptoms such as twisted and bulging veins on their legs which may look dark purple or blue. Painful symptoms of this condition include burning sensation, sharp pain, muscle cramps, and swollen legs, etc.
Cost of varicose veins treatment
The treatment for varicose veins is of several types and it depends on severity of the condition. Treatments range from simple self-care to surgery to fix the problem.
Varicose vein surgery cost in Hyderabad is much affordable compared to other cities with high standards of care. The total cost of varicose vein treatment in Hyderabad, however, may vary depending on several factors.
For example, the treatment varies depending on the type of treatment required to treat varicose veins. In addition, the cost depends on the severity of the condition, varies from hospital to hospital etc. However, on average, the varicose veins treatment cost in Hyderabad is between INR 36,000 – 2,50,000.
The treatment of choice is determined by your doctor based on your condition and by evaluating your overall health.
The following are treatments used to treat varicose veins.
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Sclerotherapy – This is a procedure used to treat small and medium-sized varicose veins by injecting chemicals. The cost of sclerotherapy varies around INR 37,000 to 50000 considering many other factors
Radio frequency Ablation – Radio frequency or laser energy is used in the procedure to treat varicose veins. The cost of radio frequency ablation treatment ranges from INR 1,00,000 to 2,00,000 based on treatment required for one or both legs.
Endovenous laser ablation [EVLT] – This is an advanced treatment option where strong laser beams are used to treat varicose veins. The cost of endovenous laser ablation [EVLT] ranges from INR 1,00,000 to 2,00,000 based on treatment required for one or both legs.
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It is possible to cure and prevent this condition from getting worse by receiving early diagnosis and treatment. If you are suffering from such conditions call +91 88865 66445 to book a consultation with Dr. Pradyumna Reddy right away at Apollo Hospitals and get the best solution for your varicose vein problems.