Las Venas Varicosas: Varicose Veins with Dr Wilmer Valentin (Health Segment 1)
Rank Up: Health and Beauty Segment Hey folks, I'm Dr. Wilmer Valentín. I specialize in the treatment of vascular conditions and I work at Professional Hospital of Guaynabo.
Today, we'll be talking about the treatment and evaluation ... Of cosmetic problems caused by varicose veins. Patients who have these varicose veins usually exhibit either leg edemas or some discomfort in the lower extremities. They also present dilated veins or what we know as capillaries or "spider veins". These..
Patients who have these conditions must undergo a physical exam. In addition to this physical exam they should undergo some venous sonograms exams to determine the general state of their superficial venous system. This is what we refer to as ... Venous doppler. With these these studies we can see the flow of blood through the veins and detect any disruptions in the valves of the superficial venous system. Patients who present "spider veins" or capillaries , in general, lack disruptions in the major veins.
These problems are associated with ... With patients ingesting oral birth-control. Usually, it is seen in people who are relatively young ... (in their 20s or 30s).
There's another type of patients, that have small [visible] veins. These are usually seen in their 30s and rarely have edemas or other symptoms. The main symptom, basically, is that they notice veins that affect the appearance of their legs. Nowadays, we rely on modern treatments for these conditions ranging from sclerotherapy through injection percutaneous flebectomy which are minimally invasive surgeries that leave no scars and eliminate veins that affect skin appearance. It is also highly recommendes that patients with varicose veins use compression stockings to minimize their development. It is also important to emphasize that part of the treatment is prevention of the varicose veins and part of prevention is exercise and having an adequate body weight.
It is important to know that nowadays we have effective minimally invasive techniques that don't require surgery that eliminate varicose veins in patients and significantly improve leg appearance. I also want to let you know that the use of pills creams ... Even sprays sold in the market in no way improve the aesthetics of people with varicose veins. Thank you for tuning in. Until next time!.
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