Phlebology: Varied Choice for Varicose Veins

Vaired Choice for Varicose Veins

Diagnosing a case of varicose veins is easy enough: the swollen and tortuous blood vessels stand out in bold relief on the victim's legs. Deciding on treatment is something else, and the choice is most likely to depend on the doctor's nationality. In U.S. hospitals, the preferred approach is to "extinguish" the offending veins by stripping them out in tedious operations that take up to twelve hours and leave the footsore surgeon himself a candidate for varicose veins. In Europe, doctors reach for hypodermics, hoping to harden the veins and cure the trouble quickly with...

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