Do not leave varicose veins without attention
Varicose veins are a common female problem. If you want your legs to look great and your health not to be in danger, take care of the health of your veins. The right way of life and timely contact to a specialist will help to eliminate the problem.
Doctors note that varicose veins have recently become significantly younger. If earlier it was believed that this is a problem for women after 40 years, now this disease is found in 20-year-olds and even in adolescents. Wearing high heels, a sedentary lifestyle, sitting for many hours or standing in the workplace – all these factors negatively affect the veins of your legs. Nevertheless, in some women, even at the age of 50, their legs may be without a single visible vein, while in others, at 30 they are mottled with a vascular network. The fact is that the determining factor in the health of the vascular system (and veins in particular) is heredity. The inner layers of the walls of the veins are composed of muscle fibers, the amount and elasticity of which determine the tendency to disease. Change the inherent quality of the vein walls
and valve apparatus we can’t. But it is entirely in our power to create favorable conditions for the veins under which varicose veins can be successfully
You began to notice that by the end of the working day heaviness and pain appear in the legs, the legs swell, and the pattern of veins becomes clearly visible? Do not ignore these symptoms: they indicate a violation of the venous outflow of blood from the legs. This is a sure way to diseases such as varicose veins, thrombophlebitis and other formidable ailments. You need to contact a specialist who will help you correct your lifestyle, perhaps pick up compression underwear and the necessary medications. So you can stop the development of the disease. But it’s better to take care in advance that the problem of varicose veins does not bother you. How to do this, tell our experts.
Prevention is important
Despite the fact that varicose disease is inherited, a lot will be
depend on the lifestyle you lead. Accustom yourself daily to follow the simple rules of prevention of this disease, and varicose veins will not bother you.
Varicose veins refers to those diseases that are much easier to prevent than to treat. The quality of the walls of the veins and valvular apparatus are innate properties that are inherited and most often along the female line. Therefore, if a grandmother or mother has problems with the veins, it is very important that the girl born in the family has learned from childhood to lead a lifestyle that supports vein health. Then, in adulthood, a woman will be able to avoid the troubles associated with varicose veins.
First of all, you need to understand what is happening with our veins. Inside all the veins are valves that prevent the return flow of blood: when the blood passes through the veins, the valves close and do not allow it to return back. If the venous outflow is disturbed, the pressure on the walls of the veins and valve flaps increases, causing the walls of the venous vessels to stretch, and then begin to sag, the valve flaps become unable to perform their functions. Blood stagnates, blood clots form, and varicose veins develop into thrombophlebitis.
Based on the foregoing, it becomes clear that the main task of the prevention of varicose veins is to ensure good venous outflow of blood. This means that for the health of the veins we need movement! When we sit or stand for a long time, the outflow of blood slows down significantly, which immediately affects the state of the veins. If a person has sedentary (or standing) work, he needs to make it a rule to arrange a motor pause every 30-40 minutes: do some gymnastic exercises for the legs, walk along the corridor, slowly go down and climb the stairs. If you are at home, then after any prolonged static load (sitting or standing), you must lie down for 15-20 minutes with your legs elevated (at the same time, you need to put a small pillow under the pelvis to prevent varicose veins of the large intestine and hemorrhoids). It is very useful to do an exercise such as a bicycle while lying down.
Pay attention: you need to use venotonic creams and gels only after you have ensured the outflow of venous blood (for example, lie down with raised legs) and the veins have returned to their normal state. Trying to tone the veins when they are full of blood is pointless because blood is a liquid, it cannot be squeezed! Therefore, no matter how many ointments and gels are applied, a blood-filled vein will not be able to contract to its normal size. In addition, if there are problems with the veins of the lower extremities, it is necessary to wear special compression tights or stockings (especially during pregnancy), as well as to monitor your weight and intestinal condition (its irregular emptying will provoke stagnation in the pelvis and will not allow venous blood to flow from the legs).