We are against varicose veins: how to help your legs

Woman got rid of varicose veins of the lower extremities

Varicose veins are one of the most common diseases among the female population. Heaviness in the legs, the appearance of spider veins, and then the veins become visible to the naked eye. There are many methods against varicose veins in our time, you just need to choose the right one.

What is varicose veins?

Varicose veins are the expansion of the walls of superficial veins due to venous congestion. As a result, they become sinuous, nodular and saccular, which contradicts their ability to perform their physiological function, which signals the need for the selection of anti-varicose veins.

There are the following reasons for this problem:

  • Prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Wrong way of life.
  • Violation of the valve apparatus of the blood vessels.
  • Diseases of the liver.
  • Prolonged physical activity (for example, in athletes).
  • Uncomfortable shoes or uncomfortable tight pants.
  • Hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, diabetes).
  • Heredity.
  • Age after 45 years.
  • Blood clotting disorder.

The disease develops gradually. In the beginning there is a "symptom of heavy legs" - heaviness in the legs, pain when walking along the veins, swelling, cramps and burning. Single spider veins gradually appear. Soon phlebitis develops - swelling, nodularity and tortuosity of the superficial veins. If untreated, pigmentation spots appear on the skin, the skin becomes glossy, dense, hair is lost - these symptoms indicate formed dermatitis or eczema.

This, at first glance, a harmless disease can lead to complications such as a trophic ulcer, erysipelas (when the infection joins the ulcer), thrombophlebitis and rupture of the affected vein with subsequent bleeding. It is necessary at the first symptoms to choose a method against varicose veins.

Varicose veins treatment

Treatment of varicose veins is divided into 2 large groups - therapeutic and surgical.

Therapies for varicose veins are only applicable in the early stages of the disease, and there are several varieties as well. One of them is compression therapy - wearing special underwear (stockings, tights, short and medium stretch bandages) during the day. This allows you to give the enlarged veins additional tone and slow the progression of the disease.

Therapeutic gymnastics - walking, swimming, light leg exercises (bicycle, toe raises, flexion and extension in the knee and hip joints) will improve microcirculation, and massage (pneumomassage and lymphatic drainage) will improve blood flow. It's a good idea to supplement these methods with diet therapy, which will help you lose excess weight if a person with a diagnosis of varicose veins has it.

Several groups of drugs are used against varicose veins - they eliminate inflammation from the affected blood vessels, help restore the tone of the venous wall, improve blood properties and normalize microcirculation, and also provide normal lymphatic drainage.

Against varicose veins on the legs, ointments and gels with mucopolysaccharide of an ester of polysulfuric acid are actively used. They allow you to break down blood clots in the vessels and prevent such a formidable complication as thromboembolism.

Surgical intervention includes many different techniques, which are selected by the attending physician, based on the individual parameters of the patient.

Receptions against varicose veins

When the "symptom of heavy legs" appears, it is best to immediately resort to preventive measures that will slow down the process and significantly improve the quality of life:

  • Wearing special underwear when spider veins appear, especially during pregnancy.
  • Therapeutic gymnastics at any opportunity, especially with a sedentary lifestyle.
  • A contrast shower on your feet at the end of the day.
  • Wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Correction of nutrition in order to reduce weight and prevent constipation.
  • Sleep with raised legs to improve venous return.

If you follow the preventive measures against varicose veins, you can avoid various complications, surgical interventions, and also preserve the health of your veins for many years.