Work that requires long periods of standing or sitting, childbirth-related hormonal changes and sedentary lifestyle in general often cause varicose veins, a rather common disease. More than half of the population over 60 years of age suffer from some kind of varicose vein problem.
Certain herbal remedies can help prevent existing varicose veins from getting worse and regular exercise is also useful; however, if your condition deteriorates, a surgical procedure may be necessary. Ferenc Schmal MD, the expert working with the Premier Med has over 30 years of professional experience and uses state-of-the-art technologies to combat varicose veins.
During traditional surgery the varicose veins are identified and removed. The recovery period is at least 4 or, in some cases, even 6 weeks long. It is recommended to undergo the procedure in the spring or in the autumn as gauze bandage and compression stockings need to be worn, which may cause aesthetic problems if you wish to wear skirts or shorts.
MODERN PROCEDURES, HOWEVER, ARE MUCH MORE GENTLE, RECOVERY TIME IS SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER AND THERE ARE FAR LESS COMPLICATIONS.
According to Professor Schmal, one of these technologies is radiofrequency varicose vein treatment, when the vessel walls are burnt from the inside with the use of a catheter; the vessel wall then shrinks stopping the blood flow and the varicose vein disappears. A major advantage of the procedure is that there is no need for cuts.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, Professor Schmal and his colleagues identify the vessel sections concerned under ultrasonic guidance. Patients may leave immediately after the procedure, all they need to do is take anti-coagulation medicine for a few days, and a week or maximum ten days later they can resume their life free of complaints.
Another possibility is the so-called “adhesive” technique. This is also performed under local anaesthesia, the vessels are identified under ultrasonic guidance, but the catheter delivers medical adhesive to the site thus blocking the vessel section and cutting off the vein.
Professor Schmal emphasized that the adhesive technique cannot be applied in all cases; although it does not require long post-operative care and is completely painless, in more severe cases this solution will not be sufficient.
THE ADHESIVE METHOD DOES NOT REQUIRE TAKING ANTI-COAGULATION DRUGS AND WHAT IS TRULY AMAZING: ONE DAY AFTER THE TREATMENT YOU CAN FULLY RESUME YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES.
The greatest added value Professor Schmal has to offer is the consultation and the freedom to make an informed decision.