Which doctor heals leg swelling

When there are pain, swelling, vascularlegs man is alone with the problem: where to treat the disease and which doctor treats varicose veins? In the nearest district clinic, he learns that the admission of patients suffering from venous disease of the lower extremities leads phlebologist. Not always in the district clinics the doctor of such a narrow specialization practices free of charge, in this case the reception can lead vascular surgeon (angiosurgeon).

Vascular surgeon - a doctor who has passed the appropriate specialization and is engaged in counseling, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of surgical vascular diseases (arterial and venous).

Angiosurgeon - see the vascular surgeon.

Angiologist Is a doctor who is engaged in therapeutic and surgical methods of treatment of vascular diseases.

Angiology (Vascular Surgery) - section of surgery, studying diseases of blood vessels: arteries and veins

Phlebologist - A vascular surgeon who specializes in diseases of the veins.

Phlebology Is a section of vascular surgery (angiosurgery).

What diseases does the phlebologist treat?

The phlebologist diagnoses veins, recommends treatment. In the arsenal of phlebology, the science of the venous system of man, several types of conservative treatment of the pathology of veins.

  1. Drug treatment.
  2. Physiotherapy.
  3. Correction of diet and lifestyle.
  4. Compression underwear.
  5. Radiofrequency therapy (radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA)).
  6. Hirudotherapy.

The doctor develops an individual treatment program. Operative intervention is appointed only in extreme, neglected cases.

At the first reception the phlebologist examines,appoints research. For a comprehensive examination of the condition of the veins, the method of ultrasound dopplerography and duplex scanning, computed tomography and X-ray contrast study of vessels are used. To make a complete picture of the severity of the disease will allow biochemical and clinical blood tests, hemostasiogram.

What treats a phlebologist doctor:

  1. Phlebeurysm.
  2. Varicose veins of the pelvis.
  3. Congenital abnormalities of blood vessels.
  4. Vascular asterisks.
  5. Thrombosis of deep internal veins.

Which health facility should I seek help with?

In multi-city medicalinstitutions and polyclinics in the state provided specialists, angiologists engaged in the treatment of blood vessels of the circulatory system - arteries, veins, capillaries, vessels of the lymphatic system. To get a free reception to a specialist, you need to visit a district therapist. He will give directions for a free inspection. The angiologist examines patients with vascular pathologies and prescribes treatment. Operative treatment and referral to a vascular surgeon is recommended when conservative treatment is untenable.

You can apply to one of the medical centers or the department of paid services of the hospital, in the staff of which specialists for vascular diseases are provided, and make an appointment for a phlebologist. Such centers now exist virtually in every city.

Practicing a vascular surgeon hasnon-surgical methods of treatment. So at an early stage of varicose veins, sclerotherapy is applied, allowing, without affecting the healthy areas of the veins, to remove the enlarged venous segments. Angiosurgery, otherwise - vascular surgery, a demanded branch of medicine. Diseases of blood vessels due to a sedentary lifestyle, younger. Its contribution is made by bad ecology and malnutrition.

Every day the vascular surgeon deals with the treatment of vascular pathology, carries out operations that return people to active life.

When should a decision be made quickly?

Varicose veins go through four stagesin its development. At the fourth stage of the disease, the patient suffers severe pain, it is difficult for him to walk, every step is given with tension. The shins swell, snake-like nodes of the veins stick out from under the skin, trophic ulcers are formed. Patients often lose time and instead of turning to the phlebologist at the first stages of the disease, are engaged in self-treatment, resort to folk methods of treatment.

Varicosity of the lower extremities is treated in the early stages by a non-surgical route. At an appointment with a phlebologist, you need to sign up if symptoms appear:

  • Heaviness in the legs.
  • Appearance of visible veins after a load.
  • On the shins appear transient edema.
  • Burning and pain.

A professional examination in the center of phlebology or in the nearest district clinic will determine the degree of the disease and prescribe the optimal treatment.

Vascular surgeon Sergei Makarov share the experience of treating varicose veins: