The cases of varicose veins increase in the population

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

The cases of varicose veins, ie dilated and inflamed veins that appear on the surface of the skin, have increased in recent years. The main reason is the aging of the population.

varicose veins Varicose veins occur mainly in lower extremities, which often cause unsightly situations and, later, inflammation and sores.

In many cases, varicose veins cause symptoms like heaviness, tiredness, ramps, swollen ankles and feet, pain and patches or lesions on the skin and can even cause inflammation phlebitis.

However, in most cases patients go to a specialist in Angiology and Vascular Surgery for aesthetic reasons, without thinking about the possible complications in their subsequent evolution.


Treatment for varicose veins

All treatments for varicose veins are aimed to eliminate medical problem. Also, they try to improve the aesthetics of the patient. The best time of year to treat varicose veins is in autumn and winter, because in many cases have to apply preventive measures and medical treatments.

Treatments such as foam sclerotherapy and surgery allow to solve varicose veins unrealized hospitalization and leaving no scar.


When varicose veins appear?

Very often varicose veins appear during pregnancy. Other causes of varicose veins are eg work standing or sitting, the hernia, obesity, heat and lack of exercise.

*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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