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In the pandemic, especially being sedentary for a long time due to working from home also led to an increase in varicose veins complaints. So, what are the ways of treatment and Prevention?

Turkey Medicals veri̇fi̇ed member Associate Professor Of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Responses.

Varicose veins are essentially the result of a lack of veins in the underlying balls. Varicose veins are bulging, twisted blood vessels just below the surface of the skin. Although it is considered only an aesthetic problem due to its ugly and uncomfortable appearance, varicose veins can lead to many problems, including psychosocial problems. In some cases, clots may develop within advanced varicose veins and can cause serious health problems.


Everyone can see varicose veins, but women are more likely to have them than men. Varicose veins occur when the vessel walls weaken. As blood pressure increases in the vein, the weakened walls allow the vein to grow. As the vein expands, the valves in the vein cannot function as they should. It collects oxygen-poor blood, which we call dirty blood, accumulates in the veins and becomes prone to Lake. This, in turn, causes the veins to expand, swell and bend. Vein walls and valves, age, gender, family history, lifestyle (stand or sit for a long time), general health (severe constipation, weight lifting, or conditions that increase abdominal pressure such as a tumor), may be attenuated due to reasons such as smoking and weight.
What are the treatment methods?

Treatment of varicose veins should be personalized. Doppler USG conclusion should be applied by combining one or more treatment options.

Surgery: the surgeon binds the affected vessel (ligation) to prevent the accumulation of blood. The surgeon can also remove the affected vein to prevent the reappearance of varicose veins.

Termoablasyon (with Heat): called endovenous thermal ablation, a minimally invasive procedure, the damaged vein through a catheter into the vein specialist cardiac and vascular surgery with laser or radiofrequency energy, the inability to close the common vein is closed.

Elastic socks: supportive socks compress veins and reduce complaints. Varicose socks stop the stretching of the veins and help blood flow.

Injection therapy (sclerotherapy): in sclerotherapy, a specialist in cardiovascular surgery injects a solution into your vein. The solution causes the vessel walls to stick together. As a result, the vein turns into scar tissue and disappears.

How can I prevent it?

With an active and healthy lifestyle, you can prevent or slow down the development of varicose veins. Therefore;

– Avoid standing and sitting for long periods of time.

– Lift your legs from heart level into the air several times during the day.

– Keep your weight.

– Quit smoking.

– Be active.

– Try varicose veins.

– Don’t wear clothes that tighten your waist.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
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