Table of contents
- 1 What are varicose veins?
- 2 What cause varicose veins?
- 3 What are symptoms of varicose veins?
- 4 What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
- 5 What problems can occur if varicose veins left untreated?
- 6 Are varicose veins merely a cosmetic problem?
- 7 What are the types of varicose veins treatment?
- 8 What types of varicose veins treatment is available in Poland?
- 9 What type of varicose veins treatment is the best?
- 10 What type of varicose veins treatment can be covered by the insurance?
- 11 How long should I stay in Poland to get varicose veins treatment?
- 12 Can I travel by plane after varicose veins treatment in Poland?
- 13 How much is varicose veins treatment abroad?
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are also known as varicoses or varicosities. Illness is caused when veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Enlarged veins often become swollen and raised, and have a purple or red color. 25% of the population suffer from varicose veins, mostly, women.
What cause varicose veins?
Varicose veins happen when patient veins are not working well. Veins have only one-way valves which prevent blood from flowing backward. In case valves fail, blood begins to collect in the veins instead of continuing toward your heart. The veins then enlarge. Varicose veins mostly are located in lower legs, calves, and thighs. There are some potential causes of varicose veins, like pregnancy, age over 50, obesity, varicose veins in the family, some types of job which require standing for a long time.
What are symptoms of varicose veins?
First symptoms are aesthetic, as veins are highly visible. The shape of veins is different, veins are swollen and red or purple. Pain may happen also, what is more often happens swelling, heaviness, and achiness over or around the enlarged veins. In some cases, a patient may suffer from swelling. For many patients wearing high heels, or tiny shoes is not possible due to swollen legs.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Both spider veins and varicose veins are caused by increased pressure on the valves in the veins. Spider veins are not painful in difference to varicose veins. Another difference is size, spider veins are usually less than 3 millimeters when varicose veins are more than 3 mm. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but spider veins, they stick to skin, and their structure is like spider webs. Spider veins mostly are located on the legs and face.
What problems can occur if varicose veins left untreated?
Untreated varicose veins may lead to veins inflammation, damage in the vein and blood clotting. What is more, it may cause superficial thrombophlebitis, bleedings, venous eczema, venous pigmentation, venous ulceration – ulcers at the ankle.
Are varicose veins merely a cosmetic problem?
Of course, varicose veins do not look attractive, but medical reasons to perform a varicose veins surgery are more serious.
What are the types of varicose veins treatment?
We may divide varicose veins treatment to surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Nonsurgical includes sclerotherapy, endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), Vein Ligation & Stripping, wearing compressions socks. Surgical methods involve laser treatments and ultrasound treatments.
What types of varicose veins treatment is available in Poland?
Beauty Poland covers all types of surgical varicose veins treatment.
What type of varicose veins treatment is the best?
It is hard to predict which one treatment would be best for you. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution.All treatments have pros and cons. Each surgery should be discussed with the doctor who will advise you best.
What type of varicose veins treatment can be covered by the insurance?
All depends on your health care system. Also, it depends, if the patient has symptoms on one leg or on both if legs suffer from swelling, pain, ulcers or clots if so surgery might be covered by insurance. Surgery is never reimbursement for cosmetic reasons.
How long should I stay in Poland to get varicose veins treatment?
One week, that would be enough to perform surgery and recover enough to travel back home.After ELVT laser patients do not have to stay in the hospital, 5 nights in Poland is enough time.
Can I travel by plane after varicose veins treatment in Poland?
There is no straight questions, the doctor suggests to wait 7 days before travel by plane.
How much is varicose veins treatment abroad?
ELVT surgery for a one leg stats from 850 GBP. That price covers all examinations, blood tests, compression garment and all consultations with the surgeon. What is more, air port picks up is included into the price. To receive more details regarding our prices, please contact our Sales Team.