Are Varicose Veins Causing You Trouble? | Max Hospital
  1. Home
  2. Blogs
  3. Vascular Surgery
  4. Are Varicose Veins Causing You Trouble?

Get Second Opinion

Please provide your phone number with country code

4 + 1 =

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
October, 2015 :15
Emergency Call Button

DELHI / NCR : 011-4055 4055

MOHALI : 77107-77107

DEHRADUN : 0135 719 3333

BATHINDA : 0164-5212000



Bio Medical Waste Report For Shalimar Bagh

Month Red Autoclave(Infected Plastic Waste) Yellow- Incineration(AnatomicalWaste & Soiled Waste) Blue Autoclave (Glass- Bottles) Black Cytotoxic- Incineration( Cytotoxic Contaminated Items) White- Sharp Total Bags Total Weight(In KG's)
  No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's)    
Apr-17 924 2963.50 954 2994.10 239 1017.30 103 279.20 1645 606.40 3865 7861.00
May-17 1175 4624.12 1028 3498.40 276 1524.34 87 195.01 1803 823.85 4369 10665.71
Jun-17 1060 4511.45 902 2886.66 293 1324.05 76 194.00 2057 1100.69 4388 10016.85
Jul-17                     0 0.00
Aug-17                     0 0.00
Sep-17                     0 0.00
Oct-17                     0 0.00
Nov-17                     0 0.00
Dec-17                     0 0.00
Jan-18                     0 0.00
Feb-18                     0 0.00
Mar-18                     0 0.00
YTD 3159 12099.065 2884 9379.155 808 3865.69 266 668.705 5505 2530.94 12622 28543.555

Are Varicose Veins Causing You Trouble?

Home >> Blogs >> Vascular Surgery >> Are Varicose Veins Causing You Trouble?

Clinical Directorate

For more info please call 8744 888 888 (Delhi – NCR) & 9988 422 333 (Chandigarh Tri-city), or mail at

July 8, 2016 0 285 3 minutes, 21 seconds read
Dr. Digvijay Sharma
Principal Consultant - Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Varicose Veins- A frequently occurring condition,which is an indication of a malfunction of a venous system and requires immediate intervention by a vascular surgery specialist. It has been observed a large amount of research has gone into knowing more on veins and venous diseases. This has been possible due to the Duplex ultrasound that has allowed us to look inside to know how they work. This research has clarified several things that we need to know about varicose veins. Consequently, several percepts that we considered to be common knowledge have turned out to be either false or misleading.

Know more about varicose veins:

Q1. Are Varicose veins dilated veins in the leg?

Yes, these veins develop when you have experienced a breakdown in return pump valve, which allows the blood to stay in the veins resulting in their dilation. Surprisingly, once a vein becomes dilated it is no longer functional for your body’s circulatory system.

Q2. Standing or crossing your legs for long periods of time cause varicose veins?

No. It is a myth! Continuous standing does not cause varicose veins, but hastens deterioration of malfunctioning valves, causing development of varicose veins. Since most of our valves fail at a young age, standing for long periods can create a greater likelihood of developing varicose veins in those who already have defective valves.  

Q3. Women get varicose veins more often than men?

Not much research has gone into this to discover that women have more varicose veins than men. However, it is observed that women are more organized in having their regular check ups, so they are more likely to be diagnosed with this condition.  The UK community study 1998, in Edinburg found that more men had varicose veins as compared to women.  

Q4. Pregnancy causes varicose veins?

Pregnancy is a contributing rather than a casual factor. Women with weak or pre-existing valve problems develop varicose veins eventually. Thus, it is incorrect to say that pregnancy exacerbates or hastens the development of varicose veins.

Q5. How can I know if I will get varicose veins?

You cannot know; although it is more likely if your parents or relatives had them. Therefore, it is advisable to take preventive measures before or after that make an unwelcome appearance.  

Q6. Varicose veins do not require treatment as they are only a cosmetic problem?

Incorrect. Varicose veins are a condition that veins are not working properly. Naturally, if the valves are not working properly, their outcome will be vancosities, and their accompanying problems (leg acting/eczema/tipadermatesctersis/cellulites/thrombosis/venous/ulcer etc). It is essential to treat varicose veins in symptomatic patients who have developed skin changes.

Q7. What can I do to prevent varicose veins?

Preventive measures can be taken to taken to delay their appearance since they are partly determined by genetics. Wear comfortable heels, try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, well balanced diet, regular exercise and avoid prolong standing.

Q8. You should wait until you have finished having children before getting varicose veins treatment?

Since pregnancy hastens the development of varicose veins, the sooner you get it fixed, less damage will be done to legs and easier will be your treatment. In case, you have persistent varicose veins after 6-8weeks of delivery then it advisable to undergo the treatment before you plan for second child.

Q9. Varicose veins treatment is futile because they always return?

Myth. Accurate diagnosis and treatment ensures that’s some of them do not return. Sometimes it is necessary to get varicose veins treated, whether there is neovascularisation or not, because the symptoms are unacceptable or unbearable for many people. If varicose veins are not properly treated or evaluated properly, the chances of reoccurrence are even higher.

Q10. Conservative treatment is the best treatment?

The treatment of primary varicose veins depends on the extent of the varicosity and the damage to the skin at ankle. Graduated elastic compression stockings are good for temporarily relief of symptoms and are used below knee with pressure between 23-32 mmHg.



Related Articles

Featured Doctors

Book an Appointment