Varicose veins gave a tough time to Mr. Shyam Patel do his daily chores easily, for the last 15 years. After undergoing endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) at Kohinoor Hospital, the patient is able to move freely and has resumed working in his shop.
Mr. Patel, a shop keeper by profession, suffered from varicose veins, for the last 15 years. He regularly complained of severe leg pain around the calf region every night, after working for almost 13 hours, every day. But, still, the patient kept on neglecting this grave issue. Unfortunately, he started profusely bleeding from the left leg while working in his shop, in May 2019.
Before he could realize, his pants were drenched in blood and had lost almost 300cc of blood. It was only when he felt something wet, did he understand that something is wrong. Immediately, the patient was taken to a local general physician, who managed to stop the bleeding by using a bandage. Then, he referred the patient to Kohinoor Hospital.
Dr. Abhijeet Soni- Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Kohinoor Hospital, said, “Varicose veins can be described as swollen and twisted veins, under the skin. It is a common problem in our country, with 1 in 3people suffering from it. People who have long-standing jobs, like traffic policemen, constables, and teachers are more prone to it, also it can be hereditary. It can cause aching and ulceration of the legs. This patient suffered from varicose veins due to long-standing hours in his job and represented with symptoms like bleeding in the left leg, owing to which he wasn’t able to walk.”
Patient Mr. Patel said, “I am glad that my 15-year-long battle with varicose veins has ended now. Before taking the treatment, I would find it difficult to stand for a long time owing to the notorious leg pain. Due to the timely intervention by Dr. Kumar, I have got that much-needed relief. Now, I am pain-free and happy that I can continue working. Earlier, I was bogged down, but now I have started my second inning of life with a bang.”
Dr Ashish D Dhadas, varicose veins expert, Samata Hospital, Dombivli, said, “Varicose veins are enlarged, dilated, tortuous veins with defunctioning valves. They occur due to defunctioning valves in the superficial veins or the perforator veins of the legs. Majority of the patients who suffer from varicose veins are unaware of the disease pathology and the complications it can lead to.”
Dr Dhadas added,“EVLT is Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins. It is painless, scarless and there are no/minimal complications. The patient can resume his/her daily activities at the earliest. Apart from EVLT, Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy (CLaCS) recently started in India, is a revolutionary Brazilian technique for the treatment of spider veins and small varicose veins of the legs. CLaCS is a combination of different technologies like augmented reality, transdermal laser, sclerotherapy and skin cooling for local anaesthesia.”