Treatment of varicose veins in the summer. Why it is believed that it is impossible to treat varicose veins in the summer and in the hot season
The periods of autumn, winter, early spring are traditionally considered to be exactly the time when varicose veins can be treated. This stereotype is based on the beliefs of surgeons, the so-called old school. The essence of this opinion is that any planned operations are best done in the cool and cold periods of the year. With regard to the pathology of the abdominal cavity, perhaps this is a pretty good solution. Regarding varicose veins, a categorical refusal of treatment in the summer is far from the best solution. Why so? It is during the warm periods of the year that the activity of the majority of the inhabitants of the European part of Russia increases significantly. Traditionally, mass trips to the city, cottages, gardens, outdoor recreation begin. What threatens such traditional summer behavior?
Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency progress in summer
An increase in physical activity, high air temperature in addition to purely positive moments is fraught with the development of complications of varicose veins. The number of patients with thrombophlebitis, open trophic ulcers and bleeding from varicose veins increases significantly during the warm periods of the year, especially in summer.
If you use traditional surgical techniques (phlebectomy, stripping) for this, of course not. Too extensive surgery can easily be complicated by suppuration of postoperative wounds. But what about modern endovasal techniques? No injuries and minimal wearing of compression hosiery. The last aspect in the summer will be minor discomfort. But in the presence of varicose veins, the use of compression should be constant, even for a short time.
Compression after laser treatment in the summer only needs 2 days
Wearing compression hosiery, of course, is not able to completely prevent complications of varicose veins, but significantly reduces their likelihood. Therefore, in a good way, patients should also use compression hosiery in the absence of invasive treatment in the summer. In their own interests.
Thus, the treatment of varicose veins in the summer is not the most comfortable, but more useful solution than to be at risk of developing complications of varicose veins.
In hot tropical countries, even winter is often warmer than summer in Russia. Nevertheless, varicose veins are treated there, and treated quite successfully. The inhabitants of our country have a choice when to treat varicose veins.
Think about your legs!
Cold periods of the year have their advantages, but is it really necessary to be at risk of complications of varicose veins and wait for a drop in air temperature? The choice is yours.
Ksenia from Moscow is interested in: is it possible to remove varicose veins in summer?
Dear Ksenia! To remove varicose veins today, there are classic and innovative techniques. Removing veins with the help of the first is highly undesirable in the warm season, as the risk of infection of postoperative wounds increases. With the help of modern methods of thermobliteration, the removal of varicose veins in the summer is quite comfortable and safe.
Julia from Moscow asks: I wanted to remove the varicose veins this summer, my doctor dissuades me, claiming that there will be complications. What should I do?
Dear Julia! Even with the help of modern endovascular techniques, varicose veins are certainly more comfortable to treat in the cooler periods of the year. The problem is that complications of varicose veins occur when the air temperature is elevated. Innovative techniques have minimized the discomfort of treating varicose veins even in summer. Therefore, I recommend not to delay your treatment.
Christina from Moscow is interested in: what time of the year is it better to treat varicose veins?
Dear Christina! Previously, there was a fairly stable opinion that any operations are best done in the cold season. Today, technology has changed significantly. By and large, there is no difference when you will remove the veins using modern techniques, in winter or summer.
Catherine from Moscow asks: I want to operate on varicose veins this summer. Can this be done or is it better to wait until the fall?
Dear Catherine! If modern endovascular techniques are used to treat varicose veins, then there is no reason to delay treatment.
Lyudmila from Moscow is interested in: do you recommend vein removal in summer for your patients?
Dear Lyudmila! Specialists of the Moscow City Phlebology Center use only modern European methods in the treatment of varicose veins. Therefore, we recommend timely removal of varicose veins, regardless of the time of year.