Lower Limb Varicose Vein Disease
Varicose veins!.. What is it?
They affect ¼ of the population, 50% of women and 10% of men are affected.
Varicose veins of the lower limbs usually appear on the buttocks, thighs, legs, ankle and foot.
Varicose veins are veins that have degenerated and flow back due to a dysfunction of the venous valves, and thus do the opposite of their role. This leads to poor drainage and blood stagnation in the thighs and legs.
And consequently the blood stagnates and accumulates in the veins which swell (their dimensions are multiplied by 2 to 10 sometimes): this is called “varicose veins”.
Diagnosis and treatment
The evolution of medicine in recent years allows better diagnosis as well as various and faster and easier treatments. Doppler ultrasound of varicose veins is the key examination before any treatment. Its quality determines the short-term and long-term results.
The treatment has also evolved, surgery and stripping of the saphenous veins are no longer necessary. The most recommended modern treatments of the saphenous veins are echo-guided serotherapy and endovenous laser; The treatment with the CHIVA technique is also excellent. Varicosities are treated by simple sclerotherapy or microsclerosis, and sometimes by external laser. We perform all these treatments at the Dr H. Benjelloun vascular practice in Casablanca, Morocco.