Are varicose veins bad? How varicose veins look like?
Varicose veins represents the loss in the elasticity of veins, the location of the disease is most common in the legs. By location, they can appear on legs (when they say varicose veins, doctors usually refer to dilated veins located in the legs), genital, on esophagus. Although there are various causes and some factors raise or contribute to this, from genetics and occupational, in reality venous disease is an imbalance between the vein wall resistance (determined by its structure, genetic conditional) and demands on it (the blood pressure in the veins involved) in life. Varicose veins disease is a term that designates the expansion (swelling) of the veins surface of the lower limbs. These veins, as any of the other veins of the body, take blood brought in those regions through arteries and lead him back to the heart. When a person stands up, the heart is up in comparison with the feet and the pressure in the veins of the legs increases as the difference in level between the heart and legs . This way, the blood don’t have the necessary pressure to overcome this high. Because of this, it is obvious that venous disease is very difficult to avoid. Once it has appeared, varicose veins disease not give back and every time the patient is standing, varicose veins swell with blood .
How varicose veins are treated?
Treatment or management with the varicose veins can go in 3 directions:
- Without treatment: patient supports the natural history of the disease, symptoms and possible complications;
- Conservative treatment for varicose veins: can slow the progression, reduce symptoms and frequency of complications;
- Surgical treatment – it is correctly and completely carried out by a specialist. A complete and correct treatment cure, to make it “disappear” completely or fully dilated veins and to prevents relapse. The surgical treatment can completely and properly manage and the cure’s complications.
Who have varicose veins? Are varicose veins genetic?
Some patients prone to varicose veins: those who have venous disease and not know it; patients who know they have varicose veins and do not follow any treatment; patients undergoing conservative treatment; patients operated, which still have varicose veins; operated patients who do not have varicose veins . The varicose veins disease is more common in women, 60% of them showed signs of the disease, the aged being between 20 and 50 years.
Varicose veins surgery:
Surgery is the best solution for varicose veins and consist in removal of varicose veins by micro-surgical techniques (with incisions that become practically invisible in a few months). For small or thin vessels, the surgery can not be applied, and in this case can be done sclerotherapy by injecting an irritating substances, or also can be used the laser (laser therapy).
The more early varicose veins intervention is performed the results are better and “relapse” is less likely. As prophylactic measures : prevention of disease or to restrict the extent of injuries. It is recommended to avoid prolonged standing on the feet; rest periods with the feet high and a gentle drainage massage in the sense of the venous , do not wear shoes without hills, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight; wear elastic stockings; adopt a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
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