May 17 from 2019 - 10: 47
In the summer season the symptomatology of the varicose veins increases, the sensation of heaviness, swelling and itching, that is, the main discomfort caused by this disease. Dr. Miguel Leon Donoso, specialist in angiology and vascular surgery of the hospital HLA San Carlos, comments that "varices are dilations of the veins due to blood accumulation and the symptoms depend on their evolution".
In the first stages can produce, apart from the aesthetic effect, heaviness, fatigue and edema of the limb, especially evening. In later stages, the patient may have skin pigmentation, hardening of the skin and ulcerations that are really difficult to treat.
The main cause of the appearance of the varicose veins is the work with prolonged periods of standing or sitting, since in these positions the calf muscle pump does not act, causing a stagnation of the blood in the veins. Other factors also influence, such as in women's pregnancies and in both men and women, family history.
The treatment in HLA San Carlos
HLA San Carlos Office It has various treatments to eliminate varicose veins, from microfoam for aesthetic treatments to conventional surgical techniques such as saphenectomy or phleboextraction, which involves removing the dilated vein and its branches. Less invasive techniques are also carried out that eliminate the varicose vein through the application of heat, such as laser and radiofrequency.
The newest and least invasive techniques, such as Clarivein® and Flebogrif®, no longer require the application of heat. The vascular surgeon states that "Clarivein® combines the mechanical and chemical effect and produces damage to the innermost layer of the vein (using a rotating rotor at high speed) while injecting sclerosing"The treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis by channeling the dilated vein and using an ultrasound. For its part, Flebogrif® combines mechanical endothelial damage using small blades that produce damage to the vein intima and microfoam injection These two treatments are performed without admission and with minimal sedation or only with local anesthesia.The patient is discharged in a few hours and can continue his daily activity almost immediately.
These less invasive techniques are proving to be better than conventional surgery in terms of possible complications, as well as to recovery after surgery, so they are increasingly in use and at the HLA San Carlos hospital they apply the most appropriate to each patient after being assessed personally.
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