Prevention of varicose veins
Phlebeurysm the lower extremities, more simply known as varicose veins, – the scourge is not only for women but also for men, although women more often suffer from this disease. The appearance of varicose veins contribute in the first place, overly high heels, sedentary lifestyle.
Varicose veins are characterized by an increase in the diameter of the lumen, thinning of the venous wall and the formation of "nodes" - aneurysm-like local extensions. In addition to the unaesthetic appearance, varicose veins discomfort, a feeling of heaviness and pain in the legs, threatens with severe and dangerous consequences.
A predisposition to varicose veins may be inherited. so those who already had cases of varicose veins in their family should take special care of their feet, regularly undergo a medical examination.
There 4 the degree of chronic varicose veins. Disease of the first degree - "light" form - is characterized by a syndrome of "buzzing" legs, heaviness in them. At this stage, the disease can be cured by conservative methods.
The second degree of varicose veins is a non-permanent, occasionally swollen leg. The heavier degrees - the third and fourth - are characterized by persistent edema, lipodermatosclerosis, eczema and even venous trophic ulcers. At these stages of the disease, surgical intervention is necessary.
At risk there are people who have a hereditary predisposition to the disease, people with increased body weight, as well as people whose work is associated with constant standing on their feet: sellers, hairdressers, waiters, etc. Another serious factor predisposing to varicose veins is pregnancy.
Initial signs of the disease. such as rapid fatigue of the legs, a sensation of itching, the appearance of small swelling in the ankle, are rarely taken seriously. Meanwhile, a set of similar signs indicates an impending disease.
As you know, to prevent disease is much easier than to treat it. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to the prevention of varicose veins. What is prevention of varicose veins ?
The most important rule for the prevention of varicose veins is wearing comfortable shoes. Shoes should not be too tight not to interfere with normal blood circulation, the height of the heel should not exceed 7 cm. High heels or hairpins can be allowed only in exceptional cases, trying to reduce the time spent in them.
Overly tight clothing or tight elastic stockings or socks also impede normal blood circulation in the extremities, so this clothing is best avoided.
Another important means of prevention of varicose veins is the correct distribution of load on feet. Once or twice a day, it is necessary to perform exercises that promote the outflow of blood from the lower limbs, for example, the exercise "bicycle".
At allphysical exercises are very useful for the prevention of varicose veins. However, if the disease has already manifested itself, then with the load on the legs should be especially careful. It is best to consult a specialist who will help you choose the optimal load program.
For preventing varicose veins useful to do swimming, aerobics, Jogging, Cycling, shaping .
During pregnancy and after the birth should be used drugs that facilitate venous outflow. The drug should appoint a doctor!
Sedentary work It is useful to change the position of legs more often, to rotate them, to walk on the spot. Throwing a leg on your leg interferes with normal blood flow, so you should get rid of this habit.
Long stay in a hot bath or bath helps to stagnate blood in the lower limbs, so you should limit yourself to a short warm bath. After taking a bath or showeruseful to rinse the legs with cold water .
Wearing special compression hosiery or foot binding shown in the early stages of the disease. It should be remembered, what to wear compression stockings or tights should be before rising from bed, when the blood rushed to my legs – this reduces the load on the veins. If you wear compression stockings, otherwise instead of the benefits they will bring only harm.
"What we eat and become" – says the Eastern wisdom. Healthy eating - also a remedy in the fight against varicose veins. The use of fatty fried foods, salted or spicy food, sweet flour dishes - all this leads to the deposition of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels, destroys them and promotes the progression of the disease. In the diet should include more plant foods (vegetables, fruits), reduce the amount of salt consumed, drink a sufficient amount of liquid.
Health should be protected from the youth, so do not wait until "thunder" – it's time to engage in the prevention of varicose veins right now!