Varicose veins in women

Varicose veins is a fairly common disease.Varicose veins on the legsJudge for yourself: According to case studies, one-third of women suffer from venous disease of the lower extremities. By understanding the causes and methods of preventing this disease, you can avoid serious health problems. However, even the disease at the stage of complications is not the cause of panic, because modern venous hematology has mastered all the methods to treat varicose veins in women.

Causes of varicose veins

First of all, this is heredity: weak vein walls are a characteristic passed from parents.

In addition to genetic factors, blood vessel damage can also be promoted in the following ways:

  • Overload in sports training;
  • Sedentary work and the usual sedentary lifestyle;
  • Work on the lap
  • Taking hormonal contraceptives;
  • Pregnancy and childbirth;
  • Dysfunction of the endocrine system and increased venous pressure;
  • Leg injury;
  • Pelvic organ diseases;
  • Weakened immunity;
  • Excess weight;
  • High growth
  • Unbalanced diet;
  • constipation;
  • Addicted to alcohol
  • smokes;
  • Excessive enthusiasm for sunburn and sauna bathing;
  • Tight-fitting clothes, shoes-uncomfortable or high heels;
  • Stress, constant worry;
  • elderly.

It is worth noting that the frequency of diagnosis of varicose veins in women is twice that of men. After all, people who wear stilettos, have children, and take hormonal contraceptives are fair sex.

Causes of varicose veins in the legs

What is varicose veins

Before discussing the symptoms and treatment of varicose veins in women, we will understand the anatomical features of the disease. The movement of blood through the blood vessels is provided by the rhythmic contraction of the heart. From top to bottom, the blood flows to the legs effortlessly, but because of the special valves in the veins, the return path of the blood (upward through the vein) is possible. In contrast, from the start of the heartbeat, blood rises and is retained by the valve until the next impulse. Regular contraction and relaxation of leg muscles can also promote active blood movement (obvious benefits of walking! ). In varicose veins, the blood vessels expand and the valves are not allowed to close. The resulting gap slows the flow of blood. Another cause of varicose veins is the loss of vein elasticity, which is necessary for normal vasoconstriction and expansion.

Normal legs and varicose veins

Symptoms and treatment of venous diseases in women

In the initial stage, the idea of treatment does not appear: the signs of varicose veins in women's legs are almost invisible, only manifested in the heaviness and tension of the legs. Night calf muscle fever, itching, cramps-these sensations indicate the development of vascular pathology. At a later stage, the disease has been confirmed visually: leg swelling, swollen veins are visible, dermatitis and seals appear on the skin, which can develop into trophic ulcers. Photos, treatments (comparison: before and after) similar symptoms of varicose veins in women are most common in the advertising brochures of professional clinics.

Treatment results of our patients

Treatment effect of varicose veins on the legs

Prevent varicose veins

In order to prevent women's leg veins from stretching out and the inevitable treatment phase, moderate physical exercise, regular walks, a balanced diet and rich vitamins and enough water will help you. Quitting bad habits and choosing comfortable clothes/shoes can also prolong blood vessel health.

Ways to prevent varicose veins

Treatment of venous diseases in women

The treatment of varicose veins in women's legs has two directions: conservative and invasive. In the first case, we are discussing measures aimed at preventing and stopping the development of the disease: diet, wear tight underwear, and take plant-based medicines as directed by the doctor. Invasive treatment involves surgical interventions such as sclerotherapy, laser coagulation, and microfibrectomy. The treatment method is individually selected by the phlebologist.

Types of treatment for varicose veins

Veins in the arms of women

Women often come into contact with us, and they are dissatisfied with the very prominent veins on their opponents and forearms. Many people think this is a disease. However, the most common highly visible veins are physiological characteristics of the human body. But there are also pathological reasons. Consider the physiological and pathological factors that lead to the appearance of visible veins in women’s hands.

Physiological reasons:

  • Genetic predisposition;
  • Weight loss or a small layer of subcutaneous fat tissue;
  • Hormonal imbalance during pregnancy, menopause;
  • Hot season
  • Intense physical exercise;
  • Advanced age.

As the physiology of the arm veins increases, if it causes cosmetic inconvenience or is characterized by frequent pain in the vascular area, experts recommend health procedures such as hardening, low-temperature bandage wrapping, and lymphatic drainage massage. In addition, changing occupations and performing physical therapy exercises will help relieve pain.

Pathological reasons:

  • Genetic
  • Injured ship
  • Some diseases (diabetes, hypertension, etc. );
  • A sedentary lifestyle;
  • smokes;
  • elderly.

The listed factors may cause the development of vascular diseases and therefore impair blood flow in the hands. Symptoms such as discoloration of the skin, constant heaviness in the arms, swelling, pain, muscle weakness, poor wound healing and skin ulcers are a combination of symptoms that indicate a problem with the blood vessels of the upper limbs. These symptoms are the reason for immediate medical attention and diagnosis. Use ultrasound or venography to diagnose the pathology of the blood vessels in the hands. Based on the diagnosis, the phlebologist will prescribe appropriate treatments for the veins in the female arm: medication and/or surgery.