Varicose veins is a disease that causes severe discomfort and affect in a negative way on the quality of life. This disease was known since the time of Hippocrates – and even then its processed by means of surgical operations. Currently, there are several ways to combat the disease of the veins of the legs, and many of them are painless, but women still reluctant to go see a doctor-phlebologist. How to get rid of varicose veins in a simple way? And if you can get rid of this disease without surgery? These and other questions we will try to answer in this article.
What is varicose veins?
Varicose veins is characterized by loss of elasticity, extension and enlargement of the blood vessels. And also accompanied by swelling, fatigue, burning, heaviness in the legs, the advent of a vascular network.
Often this disease the vessels of the lower limbs, at least – vessels the pelvic and uterus. The slowing of the current of the blood can cause blood clots and venous ulcers.
To diagnose the internal veins can only doctor, while venous insufficiency of the lower limbs, it is possible to recognize with one look. The legs appear to be vascular mesh, curved nodules of the veins and the skin on them starts to deteriorate and change natural colour (darken).
Today there are many ways to combat this dangerous disease: surgical techniques combined popular approach, for example, the treatment of varicose veins of clay. But in every single case, the physician chooses the method depending on the stage of the disease, varicose veins, localization, presence of complications and the age of the patient.
The best treatment is prevention
For the heritage bequeathed is not in itself a disease, but only a predisposition toward her in the correct way life-style can greatly reduce, if not prevent the development of varicose veins, which in the future will prevent the operation.
What to do in the presence of a predisposition or more of the diseases?
- Include in your diet products, increase elasticity of the venous wall and blood thinners, i.e.: seafood, fish, nuts, blueberries, mountain ash, sea-buckthorn, lemon, figs, apples.
- Abandon fatty, spicy and salty foods, limit the consumption of sweets and starchy foods.
- Do not wear tight clothing, shoes and heels more than 5 cm.
- To abandon the habit to sit "foot to foot". Keep track of your weight.
- Abandon the adoption of the hot tubs, the sauna and the bathroom.
Massage for varicose veins of the lower limbs – it is a simple game and at the same time, the effectiveness of a procedure that is often used as a support tool. With this method it is possible to improve the circulation and relieve the fatigue to the legs.
The calf muscles play the role of an additional pump, responsible for the expulsion of blood from the lower limbs. With sedentary life-style, this mechanism is inactive, in consequence of which appear to be vascular mesh and other symptoms of the disease. Sedentary work, when there is no chance to get out from behind the desk, you can dive with a sock on the heel, with standing – move from one foot to the other. The best assistant in varicose veins – walking. And the jumping and the race are possible only in the initial phase. On strength training and lifting weights will have to forget.
In the early stages of the disease can help the special medications– tablets, capsules, ointments, gels and infusions for external use. These funds relieve the swelling, tiredness in the legs, strengthen the walls of blood vessels and slow down the further development of varicose veins. With the help of drugs it is not possible to quickly and permanently get rid of a vascular network, and the disease itself, but constant and regular use of the special funds will result in a positive long-term effect. Achieve the best possible result with a time-of-use of tablets and external ointments. The only drawback of tablets and capsules – have contraindicated in the first trimester of pregnancy and during breast-feeding.
Tip: the specific instruments must be administered by a physician and only after you have conducted a survey.
In the execution stages of varicose veins doctors recommend to wear underwear or compression of pulling the foot elastic bandage. These methods allow to reduce the lumen of the veins, promote recovery, relieve swelling, restore movement and stop the progression of the disease. The advantage of compression socks that is easy to apply, while externally it is very similar with the usual tights and stockings. Linen can also be worn as a preventive measure, this is particularly important during pregnancy.
Tip:the compression garment and the degree of compression can be withdrawn only by the doctor according to the size and the state of the veins of the patient.
The above methods are only able to stop the progression of the disease, but eliminate the external symptoms of varicose veins, as vascular mesh or distinguished blood, is almost impossible. To eliminate these defects is only possible with the help of these surgeries, such as:
- laser coagulation – intravascular operation overgrowing channel;
- removal of vessels the problem through small incisions on the legs by means of a special probe;
- sclerotherapy– "gluing" affected blood.
The operation does not exclude the development of relapse – are removed only the offending blood vessels, and nodes. Therefore, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle, and the recommendations of the doctors, because even veins healthy the time can become sick.