Prolonged standing can lead to chronic vein disease
Long hours of standing can lead to chronic limb complication known as varicose veins The condition occurs when the blood supplying veins of legs are twisted or inflamed which appears like a dark spider on calf, legs or feet
Hyderabad: Long hours of standing can lead to chronic limb complication known as varicose veins. The condition occurs when the blood supplying veins of legs are twisted or inflamed which appears like a dark spider on calf, legs or feet. “For many discoloration of veins, or spider veins are a cosmetic concern but unaddressed varicose veins can lead to chronic complications which requires immediate medical attention” said vascular surgeon, Dr C Chandra Sekhar. He was delivering a lecture at Public Gardens here on Sunday.
Over one crore Indians are suffering from this non-communicable vein complication which is more prevalent in women than men. Varicose veins is seen in women after second pregnancy. It is one of the most common circulatory diseases, it is prevalent and usually unattended. Patients usually complain about aches and cramps in legs, and often treat varicose veins with negligence thinking of it as an aging issue. Vein complications usually occur in people who stand for longer or sit for hours without much activity, like anchors, desk lads, watchmen and shopkeepers.
Varicose veins if unattended can also lead to severe circulatory problems like valve dysfunctions, venous ulcers, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in veins. “Majority of cases I attend are a result of mistreatment by nursing homes and inexperienced radiologists,” said Dr Chandra Sekhar. Only vascular surgeons can perform this surgery.
There are only five vascular surgeons in the city. “The treatment of varicose veins is affordable and reliable, in minor cases we advise patients to wear elastic bandages, compression stockings and to perform simple physical exercises. In complicated cases like DVT we perform vein stripping surgery with bypass, or use laser treatment. Removal of unhealthy tissue and simple bandages are used in treating
venous ulcers,” said Dr Chandra Sekhar. Dr Chandra Sekhar said, “Patients above the age of 50 are also recommended to have a regular dose of aspirin to prevent complications of cardiovascular diseases. Modern medication technology like Novel Drug Delivery System NDDS has developed medicines to reduce, long term side effects.” “Novel drug delivery attempts to either sustain drug action at a predetermined rate or by maintaining a relatively constant, effective drug level in the body with concomitant minimisation of undesirable side effects reported journal of Applied Pharmaceutical science.