study shows: about six times more relapses by laser treatment

varicose veins are common diseases in Germany. More than every second person develops the spider veins in the course of life. Approximately every tenth person is a dangerous variant, the varicose veins are the danger, because they increase the risk of thrombosis or for a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The laser treatment for removal of varicose veins is widespread in Germany. However, a recent study shows that there is this method very high relapse rates.

researchers at Ruhr Universität Bochum compared with the classical surgical removal of varicose laser therapy for removal of varicose veins. While the research team noted that it comes in the laser treatment within the first five years to an alarmingly high number of relapses. The reason: a vein stump in the desertified vein remains at the lasers. This increases the risk to relapse. The research results have been published recently in the journal “Phlebology”.

in about 10 percent of the cases it’s dangerous varicose veins that can cause life-threatening complications. (Image: nixki/

so a laser therapy for varicose vein removal from

which explain researchers running the process of a laser treatment for removal of varicose veins: first a catheter in the pathologically advanced vein is introduced. Then, it is heated so strongly with a laser beam that itself closes the vein. “Because of strong heat development it must comply with a safety distance of the deep leg vein this”, explains Professor Dr. Achim Mumme, the Director of the clinic for vascular surgery at the St. Josef hospital in Bochum, in a press release. A vein stump because this safety distance will stay behind after the treatment.

the vein stump favor the emergence of another spider veins

“In the surgical removal of varicose veins forget a stump is a medical malpractice, because you know that’s coming away based often relapse”, which explains Professor. This fact was confirmed in the present study. According to the results, it comes with the lasers 5.6 times more likely to relapse, the operational method. Mumme and his colleagues advise Professor Dr. Achim, preferable to the surgical removal of varicose veins with laser therapy as a method.

why so many people suffer from varicose veins?

as communicated by the Professional Association of German internists, there are various factors that favour a formation of varicose. For one, there is a congenital weakness of the vein walls or fold, which can lead to varicose veins in the adolescence. On the other hand, there are numerous risk factors that give rise to veins. To count, for example:

  • sedentary: mainly sitting and standing activities, the calf muscle pump is not sufficiently activated. Gravity also complicates the flow of blood in these positions.
  • age: age increases the risk on varicose veins, because decreases the elasticity of the tissue and move many people in old age of less.
  • pregnancy: hormonal changes in pregnancy lead to expansion of the vein walls. As the baby in the womb grows, it can press on the venous system of the mother. In most cases, these spider veins improve after the birth.
  • obesity: every superfluous pound exerts a pressure on the veins of the leg. The more overweight, the more the pressure.
  • smoking: tobacco use negatively affects the arterial blood supply of the body and increase the risk for Varicose.
  • clothes: too tight-fitting leg clothing, especially socks, can interfere with blood flow. This can lead to the formation of varicose veins in people with weak vein walls.
  • diet: A low-fiber diet is suspected to increase the risk of the formation of varicose veins.

healthy diet is essential for healthy veins and venous valves, vitamin C is very important. This is mainly contained in rose hips, Sea buckthorn, blackcurrants, gooseberries, parsley, kale, peppers and sprouts. Add onion, garlic and ginger, reduce the clotting substances in the blood and should be used when cooking in regularly.

The change of warm and cold water stimulates the muscles of blood vessels

contrast showers – a popular home remedies for varicose veins

in contrast showers. The exchange between cold and warm is the natural pump function of the veins trained. In addition, relieve tired, heavy legs contrast showers, invigorating effect on the circulation and can affect even conducive high blood pressure. Please note: start with the right arm!

further information: these home remedies for varicose veins can help non-hazardous versions of spider veins. (vb)

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