(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH, 9th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Zulekha Hospital has offered the latest Endovenous Laser Treatment, ELT, for varicose veins to permanently alleviate the discomfort caused to patients by this common condition that has a growing prevalence in the UAE.
Worldwide, it is estimated that around 20 percent of all adults get varicose veins, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Although prevalent in elder individuals, if untreated at an early stage, the condition can cause painful and debilitating effects from swelling in the legs.
Zulekha Hospital has successfully treated a number of patients with the minimally invasive and painless ELT, which can be completed in 30 minutes to an hour without any reoccurrence of the condition. Patients can be admitted as out-patients, and they can walk out of the hospital on the same day.
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