Radiofrequency Ablation for Leg Veins
- Posted on: Jan 11 2017
Our thighs and calves are two of the most badly affected areas of venous conditions, with spider veins and varicose veins both common, particularly in women after multiple pregnancies. For many of those affected, the self-consciousness caused is unsightly and traumatic, so what are you supposed to do about it?
There are many reasons that problems occur in the veins in our legs, it’s natural that the strain of bearing our weight and pumping blood vertically back to the heart has an affect over time. There are also many causes that can facilitate the development of vein problems, and there are things you can do to help.
There are a few leading contributing factors, but the most important thing to remember is that a healthy diet, and proper exercise are essential. Additionally, if your job requires that you remain stationary, whether sitting or standing, for long periods, then try to stand up and walk around every 30 minutes or so.
If you already feel that your lifestyle is sufficiently healthy, or simply if you wish to relieve yourself of the condition more immediately, then radiofrequency ablation is one of the most innovative and groundbreaking new procedures for dealing with varicose veins.
Radiofrequency ablation involves a controlled heating of the affected area, using ultrasound guidance a catheter is inserted into the diseased vein and sealed. Once completed, blood then reroutes itself through other healthy veins. This procedure takes less than an hour to complete, making it much faster than other methods. The recovery time for radiofrequency ablation is also considerably shorter than for traditional methods.
Patients using radiofrequency ablation will also experience a procedure that is generally considered to be less uncomfortable than the alternatives. The treatment is a recent advance in treatment of veins, and highly recommended. There’s plenty more information throughout the rest of our website if you’d like to know more, and our professional clinicians are happy to talk you through your options in the office.
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