Small spider veins can hide a vascular problem

Written by: Dr. Aureli Muñoz Vicèn
Edited by: Top Doctors®


Varicose veins: what are the factors that encourage and symptoms

Varicose veins are dilations of the veins in most cases appear in genetic cause internal valves.

varicose veins in the legs There are some factors that may increase the risk of varicose veins, favoring the appearance of venous diseases. Some of them are:

  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Hot
  • Hormonal changes

Also, some symptoms can warn of possible vascular problems that will need to review:

  • Tired legs
  • hotness
  • Tightness
  • swollen ankles
  • Pain

Any suspicion or vascular type of disorder is always very important to follow a good prevention.


Pamper your legs and importance of venous studies

The fact that a person has beautiful legs without varicose veins or varicose veins, shows that it has a good quality of life. However, apart from care, it is also necessary that a specialist in Vascular Surgery make revisions to the legs using a venous study because sometimes small spider veins or varicose vein may hide a more serious circulatory disorder.

Generally the problems associated with varicose veins tend to be aesthetic. However, it remains important to be studied by a specialist, just to ensure that everything works properly.


Exploration methods varicose and spider veins

Currently the methods of exploration of varicose and spider veins have been greatly simplified, so that with a simple ultrasound can be checked:

  • The functional capacity of the venous system
  • Identify possible valvular regurgitation
  • dismiss thrombosis

For an insight into the circulation of the legs tests are performed with doppler ultrasound machines and Doppler ultrasound, a painless technique that ensures the proper diagnosis.


Treatment of varicose veins and spider veins

The type of treatment provided to each patient will vary according to the venous pathology. Until a few years ago radiofrequency endovenous laser or surgery were the only options. However, thanks to advances in medicine we can say that varicose veins no longer have to operate. All can be removed safely, without need for hospitalization and immediate recovery. The technique for this facility in the sclerotherapy treatment is microfoam ultrasound guidance.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Aureli Muñoz Vicèn
Vascular Surgery

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Muñoz Vicèn is a leader in Angiology and Vascular Surgery. He is currently Medical Director of the Dr. Aureli Muñoz Vascular Clinic SL, in Terrassa which is formed by a large medical team, among which his daughter, Dr. Sílvia Muñoz Escudé, responsible for the vascular laboratory of the center. Previously, Dr. has worked in different hospitals such as the Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrasa, Head of Service of the General Hospital of Catalonia, the Teknon Clinic and the Belodonte Clinic. He is a member of different medical societies and has conducted several courses and publications both nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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