Cure for Varicose Veins, Varicose Eczema and Leg Ulcers

Cure for Varicose Veins, Varicose Eczema and Leg Ulcers


Over 50% of us will be affected by a vein
condition such as varicose veins, varicose eczema or leg ulceration. These conditions
are far more common than heart disease and they cause serious distress. In most cases,
they are caused by a fault in the one way valves of the superficial veins that lie just
under the skin which causes down flow of blood in the wrong direction, a condition called
superficial venous reflux. The most commonly affected vein is the Great Saphenous Vein
and the reflux flows down from the groin, down the inside of the thigh and into the
calf. This superficial venous reflux can cause visible varicose vein, varicose eczema and
if severe, it can cause leg ulceration. When the Great Saphenous Vein is affected by reflux,
the varicose veins, eczema and ulceration usually occur on the inner calf around or
above the inner ankle bone (the medial malleolus). In line with current guidance from the National
Institute of Health and Care Excellence (CG168), reflux in the superficial veins is usually
treated by endothermal ablation. Under ultrasound guidance, fine catheters are inserted into
the abnormal veins through needle pricks and closed with heat energy usually under local
anaesthetic. When reflux is abolished the varicose veins improve or disappear, the varicose
eczema gets better and the leg ulcer can heal. A less frequently affected vein is the Small
Saphenous Vein which lies under the skin at the back of the calf. When there is reflux
in this vein problems can occur on the outside of the calf and ankle area. Whenever there
is reflux, the blood flow to the skin is reduced and a special type of varicose eczema with
scars can arise, a condition called atrophie blanche.
When reflux is treated by endothermal ablation the skin circulation improves and the atrophie
blanche can heal, there is less swelling and varicose veins and leg ulcers can be prevented.
Varicose veins and varicose eczema are caused by superficial vein reflux and they indicate
that the circulation to the skin is poor and the leg is at risk of ulceration. Endothermal
ablation is a treatment that is approved by the National Institute of Health and Care
Excellence. It can be performed under local anaesthetic without surgery and successful
treatment of vein reflux leads to improvement of the skin circulation with prevention of
leg ulcers. If leg ulcers are already present, vein reflux treatment allows the ulcers to
heal.

4 Comments

  • mariafe lags says:

    how to remove skin discoloration near ankle after treatment?

  • ziyaad moosa says:

    I lost my mum this year cause it went out of hand, she had two on both her legs she did have Stent in both of those veins in each leg however mum also had remathoid athritis. My only wish is too see no one go through such pain.

  • Stacey Gianoplos says:

    Doctor, do you ever come to the states and work on anyone?

  • Katz1964 says:

    Why is the pain and discomfort so bad at night? Legs are elevated. Is this just my bad luck? Or is this common? And what can I do about this? My vascular dr. says I just have to “deal with it” but I’m tired of the sleep the pain is robbing me. Btw, I take 100mg of melatonin qhs and doesn’t work either.

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