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  1. Benefits of Sclerotherapy for varicose veins

    In sclerotherapy, a special chemical (sclerosing) is injected into a varicose vein to damage and heal the internal lining of the vein. This causes the vein to close.

    During this procedure, the affected leg is elevated to drain the blood, and the sclerosant is injected into the varix. The procedure is carried out in a doctor's office or clinic and lasts between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on how many varicose veins are treated and how large they are.

    After the administration ...
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    Vein care
  2. Chronic venous insufficiency gets worse over time: get it treated

    Venous Insufficiency is a condition in which the veins have problems returning blood from the legs to the heart. Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition. It is very commonly due to malfunction (incompetence) of the valves in the veins. It can also occur as a result of an old blood clot in the legs.

    Causes of venous insufficiency

    Normally, the valves in the deep veins of the leg keep blood flowing back to the heart. When long-term (chronic) venous insufficiency ...
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    Vein care