09 Sep Why do I have thick veins?
Thick veins that appear on thighs and calves are visible symptoms presented in people with circulation problems and venous insufficiency.
This alteration of the veins can cause severe discomforts such as night cramps, swelling, and burning during the day and at night.
People who have thick or inflamed veins can get treatments to eliminate them and restore the health of their legs.
One of the medical procedures to treat inflamed veins is Microphlebectomy. This procedure consists of removing the veins that are affecting circulation and physical appearance.
How is the procedure performed?
The thick veins are removed through micro incisions that do not need sutures. It is performed under local anesthesia; therefore, patients can resume their daily activities after finishing the treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can last up to an hour, depending on the size and number of inflamed veins that need treatment.
Microflebectomy can be combined with other medical procedures such as Endovenous Laser or Sclerotherapy, depending on the patient’s condition.
- Not lifting heavy objects (more than 20 pounds) until one week after the treatment.
- Start using compression stockings daily, after the second day of treatment.
- Avoiding direct sun exposure according to the instructions of the medical provider.
The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.
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