Varicosity (varicose veins) is a disease of veins, expressed in increasing their size, changing shape and reducing elasticity.
Usually, when the blood passes through the venous valve, it closes and does not release it back. However, at the slightest violation in such a system – the blood flows freely down and stagnates in the limbs. Over time, stasis increases and begins to interfere with the work of healthy valves. As a result, the blood enters the superficial veins, which are directly under the skin, so that they stretch and lose shape, becoming noticeable from the outside.
But varicose veins are not a disease that occurs suddenly. As a rule, the development of the disease proceeds gradually, and if you are attentive to yourself and watch your health, then varicose veins will not slip past your eyes, which means that you can disarm it at the very beginning.
Causes of varicose veins
This disease contributes to congenital weakness of the venous wall and the lack of venous valves, systematic stay on legs, especially standing.
However, the most important and the main reason are parasites:
as well as other factors that hinder the outflow of blood through the venous system.
Such a chronic disease of veins, like varicose veins, affects up to 40% of the adult population of our country. And complications in the form of diseases such as dermatitis, cellulitis, bleeding, thrombosis and trophic ulcers often lead to long-term disability and sometimes disability.
Symptoms of varicose veins
The first signs that should pay attention to yourself are swelling, fatigue, heaviness in the legs. Even this symptom is enough to go to a phlebologist for advice and get professional advice on how to stop the development of varicose veins, and if necessary, then begin treatment.
To external signals that develops varicose can be attributed “vascular sprouts”, “spider” and “mesh”, as well as various seals in the legs and protruding veins.
Pain in the legs, combined in the beginning with edema, and then changes in the skin, which is expressed first in dryness, and then in its pigmentation (the skin darkens and acquires a brownish stain). Later, the so-called trophic disorders are joined in the form of poorly healing wounds such as eczema and even ulcers. And if varicose is not treated, it has a number of complications, which include thrombophlebitis.
Modern technology allows you to treat varicose by avoiding surgery. One of the main methods of its treatment is sclerotherapy of varicose veins.
However, the most effective treatment is in the early stages of the development of varicose veins, when skin changes are not pronounced sharply.
With a slight widening of the varicose veins of the lower extremities, especially with sedentary or standing work, it is necessary to periodically move, give a dosed load to the muscles of the lower extremities, climb the socks, walk vigorously (can be done on site). This helps to reduce muscle, improve blood circulation, increase venous outflow of blood. Effectively, bandage of the lower extremities with elastic bandages, which must be done in the morning, without getting out of bed. Bandage is imposed from the base of the toes and bandaged to the lower third of the thigh, each subsequent turn must half cover the previous one.
You can also use special medical stockings.
Labrador tea tincture
Pour vinegar (0.5 liters) – ½ cup chopped root of the ledum and leave to infuse for 4-5 days. After these days, rub this tincture of varicose areas.
Suffering varicose veins I advise every evening to pour the feet with cool water, passing not a strong stream from the hose from the fingers to the heels, then up to the knees, and then along the front side of each leg.
After this, pour a little warm water into the tub and tread on it for 3 minutes. And going to bed, podkladite under the feet of the cushion and varicose ceases to disturb.
Horse Chestnut Tincture
50 g of flowers or chopped horse chestnut fruit pour 0.5 liters of vodka. Insist 2 weeks in a dark place, shaking the contents daily. Take 30-40 drops 3-4 times a day for 3-4 weeks.
You can also use fresh juice from chestnut flowers to treat veins. Drink 25-30 drops 2 times a day.
If the vein “pops up”, you need to rub the vinegar and draw the iodine grid on the sick vein. After each procedure the vein will become less and less, and soon it will become completely invisible.
The course of treatment is 2 months.
Compress from wormwood and milk
From varicose veins, you need to take 100 g of fresh wormwood, pour it 0.5 l of sour milk. Give this mixture to infuse for 8 hours and apply as a compress to the sore spots.