Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia: A chronic pain disorder

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

In simple language, trigeminal neuralgia is intense facial pain. It is like a sharp shooting pain like having an electric shock in jaw, teeth or gums.

It mostly occurs in the form of unpredictable attacks that last for a few seconds to nearly 2 minutes. Generally, in this kind of disease, only one side of the face gets affected, and mostly in the lower part.

A person suffering from this condition may suffer from attacks regularly for days, weeks, months, and in some cases attacks can occur hundred times in a day.

Causes:

It is due to the compression of the trigeminal nerve. This nerve is responsible for passing the sensations, from teeth, face, and mouth to the brain.

The compression of the trigeminal nerve is because of a nearby blood vessel pressing on part of the nerve inside the skull.

Treatment:

If not treated, then it can be an unbearable problem. The treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and alleviate the symptoms to a good extent.

Interventional Radiology has gained good success in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. The treatment is minimally invasive i.e. very less pain throughout the procedure.

 

At Flowcare, you can get the best treatment by the Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rajendra Bansal. He had expertise in providing various IR treatments.

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Radio Frequency Ablation

Radio Frequency Ablation Treatment of Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins?

When the small valves in the veins get weak, then the blood is not able to flow properly which results in the varicose veins. These valves play the role of stopping blood to flow backward and when these valves get damage than the blood pool in the veins. The veins get twisted and swollen which are easily visible.  Varicose veins are easy to notice because of their blue or purple color.

Symptoms of the varicose veins:

Generally, the symptoms of the varicose veins are:

  1. Burning sensation in the legs
  2. Achy, and itching in legs making uncomfortable.
  3. Cramps in muscles often in the night
  4. Swelling in the ankles and feet
  5. Dry and itchy skin which gets thinner over varicose veins.

Medical Treatments:

A variety of medical treatments are available for the treatment of the varicose veins. However, Radiofrequency ablation is one of the most effective and best methods as it is a minimally invasive treatment.
The different types of medical treatment for the varicose veins are:

  1. Radio Frequency Ablation: In the Radio Frequency Ablation, heat is employed for sealing the affected veins.
  2. Ambulatory Phlebectomy: In the ambulatory phlebectomy, the doctor punctures the skin and removes the varicose veins through small slits. It is usually minimal afterward.
  3. Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy employs the use of foam to close and shrink the veins.
  4. Ligation and stripping: It involves to remove the varicose veins by surgical method.
  5. Laser Surgeries: In laser surgeries, intense bursts of light are directed onto the vein which makes it disappear gradually.

In the above-mentioned treatments, Radio Frequency Ablation method which is a minimally invasive procedure i.e. no large cuts and stitches. If you or your loved ones are infected by Varicose Veins and looking for Varicose Veins treatment then always choose the Radio Frequency Ablation method rather than the traditional surgical method. It is the best method for varicose veins treatment since it requires much less time to recover; low hospital time and a greater chance of success as compared to surgical Process.

 

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Varicose Veins Complications

In any condition when proper blood flow gets disrupted then it has a risk of complications. However, there are no varicose veins complications in most cases. Still, if any complications occur, it may include:

  • Bleeding:
  • Thrombophlebitis: Blood clotting in the leg’s veins which can cause inflammation of the vein.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency: In the chronic venous insufficiency, the skin is not able to exchange oxygen, nutrients, and waste products with the blood properly due to the poor blood flow. It is not due to varicose veins, but the two entities are closely related.
    People with chronic venous insufficiency may develop varicose eczema, lipodermatosclerosis (hard and tight skin), and venous ulcers. Venous ulcers generally form around ankles and are mostly observed by a discoloring area. It is important to get a medical checkup for chronic venous insufficiency.

So it is wise to consult your Varicose Veins before it gets complicated, with Varicose Veins Specialist in Jaipur.  Do not wait for varicose veins complications and get treated before it gets worse.

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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

How to prevent Varicose Veins in Pregnancy?

While pregnancy, the blood volume in the body of mother increases, but the rate by which the blood flows from legs to the pelvis got decrease. Due to this, the pressure on the veins increases, which in turn can result in the Varicose Veins. Varicose veins are basically enlarged veins. These veins are more commonly found in legs. During pregnancy, the chances of varicose veins got increased, and can also appear in the vaginal area and buttocks.

There is another kind of varicose veins known as hemorrhoids. Generally, it is found in the anus or rectum while pregnancy, normally because of constipation.

There are certainly other factors that can also contribute such as hormonal changes. Hormonal changes increase the progestin levels which can either dilate or open the veins. In addition, uterus increases the pressure on the inferior vena cava. It is a vein which carries blood from legs and feet to the heart. The common symptoms are itching and uncomfortableness.

How to treat varicose veins in pregnancy using natural methods?

As you can’t prevent the changes that happen during the pregnancy period, there are several ways by which you can minimize or even prevent varicose veins.

The most affected methods are:

  1. Don’t stand or sit cross-legged for longer durations. Always take breaks from the current position and change it for a few minutes.
  2. Don’t wear high heels. Lower heels or flat shoes are much better as this helps in healthy circulation of blood in the calf muscles.
  3. Do exercise regularly, however, consult a doctor about this first.
  4. Elevate your legs after a certain period. This will improve the circulation of blood.
  5. Sleep on the left side. This will helps in relieving pressure on the inferior vena cava.
  6. Consume less salt.
  7. For preventing constipation, drink more water and fiber-rich fruits

 

What to do if these methods don’t work?

In the case, your varicose veins don’t minimize, you should immediately consult to a varicose veins specialist. Now, the RFA treatment for varicose veins is the most preferable option as it is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins.

If you are looking for a varicose veins specialist, then you should consult Dr. Rajendra Bansal at Flowcare Intervention and Pain Clinic. He has a very good success rate of treating varicose veins, and expertise in the RFA treatment.

 

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Varicose Veins Pain

5 Tips to prevent Varicose Veins pain

Suppose you are fully enjoying your day, and out of the blue that you feel that ache. Your legs become a lot uncomfortable and achy, which reminds you that your varicose veins disease in the legs is not just unattractive but also a lot achy and painful. It continuously leads to obstructing you from doing some of your favorite activities.

However, these varicose veins problems shouldn’t restrain you from living your life to the fullest. You would be eager that there are some varicose veins tips which can help you in this. In fact, these varicose veins tips will also help in reducing the symptoms and unbearable pain.

In this article, we have mentioned the 5 varicose veins tips which will help you a lot in maintaining varicose veins pain. These are:

Leg Stretches and Exercise

You may be wonder that exercise shouldn’t be the first thing in these varicose veins tips, but it actually helps a lot. Movement in the calf muscles for a short period of time stimulates the blood flow to a good extent. In this exercise, you have to flex your feet in a regular manner and change the position every 30 minutes. If your daily schedule includes standing for longer periods then make sure to take sitting breaks.

Elevate your Legs

This is one of the best varicose veins tips. If you can raise your leg above your heart then you will get immediate relief from varicose veins. It makes the blood flow in the lower part of the body back to the heart. This helps in venous valves functioning in a better manner. 15 minutes elevation of the legs can also help in reducing the swelling. You can use pillows for this, or a table, or you may even just lie on a floor and raise legs against the wall.

Cold Water

It is also a very good varicose vein tip which is also very easy to perform. Soak your legs in the cold water and you will get relief from the heaviness feeling in the legs. The varicose veins shrink in the cool temperature and reduce the pain. In addition, try to avoid hot showers or baths, because the heat will just do the opposite.

Hydration

Hydration also plays a vital role in managing varicose veins symptoms. Proper hydration ensures a good blood flow circulation in the body, which in turn reduce the pain.

Proper Outfits

Many outfits can trigger the varicose vein pains such as high heels. So avoid high heels if you are suffering from varicose veins. Instead, choose low heeled shoes. In addition, do not wear very tight clothing. Tight clothing restricts the blood flow and causes pain in the legs and waist.

If you have reached the Varicose veins stage at which the pain is severe and unbearable then you should consult Dr. Rajendra Bansal. He is a specialist in treating Varicose veins using RFA method which is an advanced and minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins.

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Non-Surgical Varicose Veins Treatment

Non-Surgical Varicose Veins Treatment

In today’s world, Radiofrequency Ablation is one of the best Non-surgical Varicose veins treatment. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, Dr. Rajendra Bansal is amongst the best varicose veins specialist who can provide you this treatment. In this article, you will get a good knowledge of this non-surgical varicose veins treatment.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency Ablation is the best minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The ablation technique refers to the usage of heat to damage the tissues, which makes scar tissue formation. These scar tissues close the vein.

Generally, for treating varicose veins, the doctor inserts radiofrequency energy through a catheter. It is a very thin tube which the doctor inserts through a small incision. It can provide relief to the large veins using local anesthesia or sedative. In fact, the recovery time is also very short in this treatment.

Probably, your doctor will advise you to wear the compression stockings for more than a week.

Is Radiofrequency Ablation safe?

Yes, the radiofrequency ablation is having no harmful effects. Generally, the possible side effects can be:

  1. Skin burning.
  2. Some blood clotting in the vein or deep vein.

Can RFA treat all types of Varicose Veins?

There are some varicose veins which Radiofrequency ablation can’t treat such as large visible tortuous varicose veins, thread, and reticular veins. Therefore, sclerotherapy is another treatment for these diseases. In RFA treatment, the veins need to be straight enough for catheters to pass.

 

May I consider RFA for the treatment of varicose veins?

The patients for the RFA treatment should have greater saphenous vein (along thigh) and small saphenous vein reflux. The vein should be straight enough so that the RFA Catheter or laser fiber can pass through it.

RFA Benefits vs. Risks?

Benefits:

  • No need for a traditional surgical method
  • Minimal pain after Operation
  • Low chances of Infection
  • Local Anesthesia Required
  • 2-3 days Required for Recovery
  • Hospital stay for a day only

Risks:

  • The risk of infection is radiofrequency ablation treatment is less than one in 1000.
  • There could be temporary skin pigmentation at the site of the treated varicose vein.
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Myths related to Varicose Vein

Facts and Myths related to Varicose Vein Disease

There are various myths related to Varicose Vein in the mind of common people which worsen the disease among them. Dr. Rajendra Bansal Varicose Veins Specialist in Jaipur describe below myths related to Varicose Vein and actual Facts related to them which help them in curing disease and lives a Healthy Life.

Myth: Varicose Vein occur only in Women

Fact-  Varicose Veins are mostly found in ladies, but men are also affected by this disease. Around one-fourth of mature ladies are experiencing problems related to varicose veins, while 10-15 % of men are affected by this disease.

Myth: Only Elder persons are affected by Varicose Vein

Fact- Risk of Varicose vein disease increases with the growing age but young people can also get affected it.

Myth: Running can cause varicose veins

Fact-  Exercise is good for the circulation of blood either it is running or any other kind of exercise. It is only a myth  that running is the cause of Varicose Vein Problem

Myth: Varicose veins are only a Cosmetic Issue

Fact- Symptoms like bleeding, discoloration of the skin may occur due to Varicose Veins which are not so common, along with cramping and swelling of legs. So, treatment is necessary for Varicose Veins like any other disease because you never know when this disease becomes a nightmare for you.

Myth: Varicose Veins are always visible

Fact- In a large number of cases Varicose Veins are visible but if they are in the deeper section of your body, you are not able to see.

Myth: Standing Job cause Varicose Veins

Fact- It is not necessary that if you are doing a standing job like teaching or as a flight attendant, then you will suffer from varicose veins. There may be a chance that you may be a victim of Varicose Vein. Research is going on whether it is the cause or work as a catalyst in showing symptoms of Varicose Veins.

Myth: Lifestyle changes will not help you in Varicose Vein Disease

Fact-  If you opt active lifestyle and start doing exercise regularly then it can helpful for you. Obesity worsens Varicose Veins disease while keeping a healthy weight, wearing compression stocking helps you a lot.

Myth: Only Surgery is a treatment for Varicose veins Disease

Fact- Earlier the only available treatment for Varicose Vein was Surgical Stripping of affected vein from the body. But now a number of options are available such as EVLT, RFA, MOCA which are less critical to the patient and have minimal recovery time.

Myth: It is difficult to recover after varicose vein treatment

Fact- New Medical Treatment of Varicose Vein have much less recovery time. Patients can return in daily life within the same day after treatment. 

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5 Ways for varicose vein prevention

5 Ways for varicose vein prevention

Like many other diseases, Varicose veins develop from the combination of genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors. You can’t be sure by a full-proof way that you will never suffer from varicose veins, however, there are some practices which if you adopt will help in preventing and delaying the varicose veins. The factors which are out of your control and that triggers varicose veins are:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Age
  • Pregnancy

Here are 5 ways for varicose vein prevention that can help:

  1. Use Compression Garments:

Using compression garments daily can really help in varicose vein prevention. The type of these compression stocking is as per your prescription. There is a great difference in the symptoms well-being while using the compression garments.

It is not sure that these garments will completely get rid of the varicose veins as it is a genetic disease, but however, these can really slow down the progress of this venous disease. Plus, they give relief from the unwanted sensations linked with this disease such as itching, burning, and discomfort.

  1. Avoid Prolong Standing or Sitting:

If your lifestyle includes sitting or standing for long durations, then try to take a gap from that position as this can be really harmful to the health of veins. But why?

Because sitting cross-legged or standing for a long duration makes the blood to pool in your legs and make the veins harder.

Tips: Don’t sit cross-legged for a longer duration. Change your position every hour, like sit down if you are standing, and elevate your legs, this will definitely help in varicose veins prevention.

  1. Proper diet:

Make a proper fitness routine and maintain a healthy diet. Try to make yourself fit as much as possible. Extra weight increases the strain on your veins which in turn increases the chances of this disease. Do jogging and walking several times in a week, which will keep your leg muscles healthy for pumping the blood back to the heart, and will help in varicose veins prevention.

  1. Sleeping positions in pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the major factors of the varicose veins. While being pregnant, try to sleep on the left side as it prevents varicose from forming. This also minimizes the pressure from the uterus on the pelvic veins area.

  1. Consult a varicose veins specialist:

You can also consult a specialist, he will be able to examine to know the underlying venous problems.

How to choose a varicose veins specialist?

You can either consult your family doctor, he will refer you a varicose veins specialist or you can search on Google using the phrases like “Varicose Veins specialist in the city”, and then can opt as per your suitable location and fees.

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Varicose Veins Symptoms

Varicose Veins Symptoms

Twisted, enlarged Veins who are seen by the naked eyes known as Varicose Veins. It may affect any body part but mostly they are seen in your legs. Because of prolonged standing which increases the pressure on the valves of the veins to work against gravity.

Many peoples have only face mild  Varicose Veins symptoms and for them, it is just a cosmetic concern while for other peoples it causes them discomfort, aching pain, and other serious problems.

Varicose Veins Symptoms when they are not painful

  • Veins are shown like cords on the leg in twisted and bulging form
  • Colour of the veins change to dark blue or purple

Varicose Veins Symptoms when they are painful:

  • Heavy Feeling in the legs
  • Itching around the veins
  • Heavy Pain after prolonged standing or sitting
  • Cramping of Muscles in the lower leg
  • Burning sensation and swelling in the lower leg portion

Spider Veins which are much similar to Varicose Veins, the only difference is they are smaller in size and found near the surface of the skin which is red or blue in color. These are also found on the face and since these are look-alike spider’s web so these veins are called Varicose Veins.

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Causes of Varicose Vein

Our Veins returns blood to the heart from the rest of the body. In this process, our veins in the legs should work against gravity.  Valves help the veins to works against gravity. These tiny valves are open when blood flows towards our heart else these valves are closed to stop the returning flow of blood from the heart. If these valves become weak or get damaged then blood easily flow backward and make a pool in the veins, causing them to stretch or in the twisted form which is known as Varicose Veins.

 Risk factors of Varicose Veins

 Below are the risk factors which can increase the risk factors of Varicose Veins:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Family History
  • Obesity
  • Prolong standing or sitting

Varicose Vein Specialist in Jaipur Dr. Rajendra Bansal describes what are the risk factors of Varicose Vein Disease and what causes accelerate the symptoms of Disease. For more details, you can take an appointment from him at Flowcare Intervention and Pain Clinic

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What are Varicose Veins?

What are Varicose Veins?

Veins are blood vessels that return the blood from other parts of the body to the heart or lungs. These veins pump the blood towards the heart with the help of valves present within them.  When these valves get loose and are not able to pump the blood to the heart then the blood starts collecting in the veins. This results in enlarged, twisted and discolored veins, which are known as Varicose Veins.
1. Varicose Veins occur most commonly in the legs or thigh region of the legs
2. They can form anywhere in the body part.
3. Colour of the veins changes from green to dark blue.
Stages of Varicose Veins
Stages of Varicose veins
1. Spider Veins
2. Varicose Veins
3. Swelling of legs and ankles
4. Skin Discoloration
5. Ulcers and Open Source

Twisted and enlarged veins on the leg might be Varicose Veins disease. It should be a diagnosis by a Varicose Veins specialist.
Flowcare Intervention & Pain Clinic provides all modern treatment for Varicose Veins such as EVLT, RFA, and MOCA (All these procedures comes under the non-surgical treatment) under the guidance of Dr. Rajendra Bansal who is having experience of 11 Years and working as a consultant in the Radiology department of Narayana Multispeciality Hospital.

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