After removal of varicose veins, the load on healthy veins increases. Is it so?


  1. How lower limb veins work
  2. Why you need to remove the varicose veins
  3. What are the best methods to remove varicose veins?
  4. So why remove the veins?
  5. Questions from patients about hemodynamics of the venous system for varicose veins 

How lower limb veins work

Indeed, if the veins are removed, then how will the blood flow? Why remove at all, because there is nothing superfluous in the body? A fairly common misconception, coming from a complete misunderstanding of venous hemodynamics. This issue should be at least briefly clarified. With varicose veins, the venous vessels lose the main thing, their function of delivering blood to the overlying sections of the vascular bed. Simply put, blood no longer flows through such veins. In the varicose veins, a reservoir is formed, a pathological volume of blood, deprived of the possibility of a normal movement to the heart.

Broken valves and dilated veins

Broken valves and dilated veins


It is this volume of blood, which is not essentially involved in the blood flow, that causes the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency:

  • Edema.
  • Pigmentation
  • Eczema.
  • Lipodermatosclerosis.
  • An ulcer.

Also, blood stasis causes thrombosis of superficial and deep veins. In addition, the abnormal blood volume in varicose veins has a significant negative effect on healthy veins. The venous bed is a system of communicating vessels. Healthy veins, not only superficial, but also deep, under the influence of pathological venous pressure begin to expand and collapse.


Why you need to remove the varicose veins

Removal of varicose veins removes the pathological burden on healthy veins, their blood flow parameters improve. This brief description contains a modern view of the pathophysiology of varicose veins. Thus, varicose veins are not just possible, but need to be removed. The only question is how to do this.


What methods are best to remove varicose veins.

Modern methods of endovasal thermobliteration have serious advantages over classical surgery. The latter, for several reasons, remains the dominant technology in the public sector of medicine. Such operations are associated with serious surgical trauma and anesthetic benefits, which often becomes a barrier for many patients. Given the long period of rehabilitation, not all go to the solution of the question of the removal of varicose veins. Modern European technologies do not have these shortcomings, which makes the treatment of varicose veins a comfortable outpatient procedure.

Doctors Semenov A.Yu. and Voloshkin A.N. during the laser procedure

Doctors Semenov A.Yu. and Voloshkin A.N. during the laser procedure


So why remove the veins?

After removal of varicose veins, the pathological load from healthy veins is removed, which not only facilitates their work, but also extends the life of these vessels. Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with varicose veins, the best solution would be to help a good phlebologist who owns modern technologies for treating varicose veins.


Questions from patients about hemodynamics of the venous system for varicose veins

Valeria from Moscow asks: will the load on healthy veins increase after surgery for varicose veins?

Dear Valeria! Current pressure of varicose veins improves hemodynamics of the lower extremities, the load on healthy veins not only does not increase, but also decreases. This is due to the fact that the pathological venous volume is eliminated.

Valentina from Moscow is interested in: if you remove varicose veins, then where will the blood flow?

Dear Valentine! Blood does not flow through the varicose veins. This is what causes pathological pressure in the venous system and an additional burden on healthy veins. Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency are associated precisely with these hemodynamic moments. Therefore, varicose veins must be removed, preferably by modern endovascular methods.

Arina from Moscow asks: the doctor advised me to remove the varicose veins, but the therapist at the state polyclinic said that there was nothing superfluous in the body. Should varicose veins be removed?

Dear Arina! The therapist in the state clinic is wrong. Veins affected by varicose transformation, not only do not fulfill their functions, but also cause complications: edema, trophic disorders, venous ulcer.

Margarita from Moscow is interested in: what will happen if healthy veins are removed before they become varicose?

Dear Margarita! Healthy veins cannot be removed, as these vessels perform their specific function of transferring blood to the heart. If you remove them, then you will notice a deterioration in the condition of your lower limb (leg), to one degree or another.

Diana from Moscow asks: is it possible to cure varicose veins without removing the veins?

Dear Diana! At present, modern medical science does not have effective technologies for the restoration of veins subjected to varicose transformation. Therefore, today the only effective way to treat varicose veins is to remove varicose veins.