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What are Varicose Veins and treatment

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins: Increases To 80% of Men and 85% Of Women

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins or varicosities are swollen veins that usually happen on the legs and feet. Its shape may be dark purple or blue. They are always lumpy. 

Varicose veins are common, especially in women, and about 25% of the elders have varicose veins. Furthermore, they are very common in pregnancy. 

Symptoms and signs:

The most cases, there is no pain, but the symptoms may include, Veins that are dark purple. Moreover, occurs twisted and swollen on the lower legs.

But, when signs appear, they may include:

  • Swollen ankles
  • Muscle cramping
  • Legs feel heavy
  • Pain and burning after sitting or standing
  • Bruise
  •  Itching around a varicose vein

What are the causes of varicose veins?

First of all, we need to know the function of arteries and veins to understand the causes of varicose veins.

Blood vessels:

Blood vessels consist of tubes of muscle that blood flows through. Veins carry blood to the heart. But, arteries carry blood to the rest of the body. Therefore, the blood can be recirculated. To get back blood to the heart, the veins in the legs must work against gravity.

Varicose Veins:

it appear when veins are not operating properly. Muscle contractions in the lower legs work like pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood get back to the heart. Small valves in your veins open as blood flow toward the heart and then close to stop blood from flowing rearward. If these valves are fragile or impaired, blood can flow rearward and pool in the vein, causing the veins to stretch or warp.

To mention: Genetics plays a role in your risk of varicose veins.


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Treatment :

You will probably get this a lot to change your lifestyle, instead of overusing ointment or other medicines.

These steps are the most important ways to prevent  them from forming or becoming more worse, so you can take these steps to help you:

  • Avoid standing for long periods.
  • Lose weight.
  • Work out to improve your circulation.
  • Use compression stocks
  • Elevate your legs when you are resting
  • Avoiding high heel
  • Eating a high-fiber, low-salt diet

The most common treatment options include:

  • endothermal ablation: It consists of heat used to lock affected veins
  • sclerotherapy: This is used by certain foam to lock the veins.
  • ligation and stripping: remove the affected veins surgically.

Finally, we advise you to get some rest and try to change your lifestyle to avoid the symptoms getting worse!

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