Esp Cat
vascular Barcelona

Is there an answer?

Is it COMPULSORY to operate on or to extirpate varicose veins?

Absolutely NOT,although we must remember that varicose veins are a sign of a chronic disease that progresses slowly, and even though it may no always show symptoms, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to stop its progression.

Since continued growth is their natural development, it becomes ever more probable that they will become complicated. Therefore, even if it is not compulsory, IT IS ADVISABLE to try to eliminate them.

What are the complications?

Superficial thrombophlebitis includes the inflammation and clotting of the vein leading to the skin becoming red and the appearance of intense pain. There is the possibility that the clotting (thrombosis) can affect the deepest veins, which can cause a pulmonary embolism.

The skin is affected with the appearance of pigmentations, fibrosis, progressive emaciation and ulceration of the leg.

Varicorrhage: is bleeding from the varicose vein that can occur if the area of skin covering a varicose dilation is scratched.

It is a logical conclusion that not all varicose veins are the same and so they can not all be treated in the same way. This is why it is important to highlight the INDIVIDUALIZED nature of the different treatments.