Varicose veins in women

Many do not know how to treat varicose veins in women? Before clarifying this question, it is worthwhile to "get acquainted" with the disease itself in order to understand what it is. Varicose veins in women are a common and complex disease that is almost impossible to get rid of without surgery. The cause of the problem is most often not in the veins themselves, their weakness, fragility, but in the valves. When the venous valve becomes unusable (its work is disrupted, its functioning completely stops), the blood circulation in the body is significantly disrupted. The most common malfunctions are non-return valves, which are responsible for raising blood to the heart. Due to the improper functioning of the circulatory system, blood stagnates in the limbs (lower part, in the ankle area), disrupting the natural state of the veins, the walls of blood vessels, leading them to a critical state for life. It is worth noting that varicose veins and cellulite are two interrelated diseases, because you must remember that vascular diseases occur precisely because of too much stress on the legs, malnutrition, a woman's lifestyle.

Causes of the disease

causes of varicose veins in the legs in women

What are the causes of varicose veins in women? These include the following:

  • High weight (especially when obesity is detected);
  • Sedentary work, no distractions for outdoor activities, sports;
  • Pregnancy because a woman gains a lot of extra pounds during this period of her life;
  • Genetic predisposition;
  • Excessive body load after prolonged inactivity (for example, if you do not exercise at all for several years and then go to the gym and choose an unbearable program).

What varicose veins look like in the early stages

The first signs of varicose veins in the legs in women may not attract much attention because they look too weak. Women will be able to see the excessive expressiveness of the venous network in the area of ​​the calf, when even insignificant vessels stand out sharply on the surface of the skin. This is especially true during the winter time (provided that the woman does not visit the solarium, tan can slightly hide the presence of varicose veins). Against the background of snow-white skin, the disease of the veins looks like a blue, purple network, which shows that the fairer sex lead an improper lifestyle and overcome this disease. In some cases, vascular disease appears as the formation of small (initially) nodules, tubercles on the surface in shape and size, indicating that the disease has begun, venous valves are affected. The appearance of such "bells" should be taken into account when seeking help from a specialist in a medical institution.

Manifestation of signs at later stages of the disease

stages of development of the legs in women

How are the symptoms of varicose veins expressed when the first stages have already passed? The disease seems unpleasant in the following stages, nodular formations of the veins begin to appear on the legs. Such complications occur in places where there are damaged venous valves, which after stopping the work lead to the accumulation of blood in the vessels. Most nodules are located in the lower part of the legs, where blood accumulates (caused by the manifestation of the specifics of the disease). The signs of varicose veins of the legs are not limited to these manifestations, they are accompanied by a number of specific features.

Swelling of the legs in the area of ​​varicose veins

As practice shows, swelling is characteristic of the lower extremities, as the blood stagnates there. Puffiness is caused by about one to two liters (and even more) of blood, which additionally accumulates in the area of ​​the lower leg, in its lower part. The size of a woman's lower leg in this area increases by about 1, 5 times and this is just the beginning. The swelling in the later stages looks very impressive, sometimes the lower leg doubles. First, one leg is exposed to the disease, then varicose veins begin to form on the other, the signs for both limbs are identical.

Heavy legs as a health hazard

There is also the appearance of heaviness in the legs, it becomes much more difficult to move. This complication seems particularly depressing, when a woman has an impressive weight, she must carry the extra weight of stagnant blood in her legs. Getting around is difficult, difficult, my legs start to get tired quickly, after a short walk I want to rest.

Disease prevention

nutrition adjustment for varicose veins in women

Simple is the prevention of varicose veins. The first condition for proper prevention will be adherence to a diet, you will have to refuse to eat fats, foods that contain various chemical components that are harmful to the body and blood vessels. Along with proper nutrition, it is important to control the condition of the weight, if the norm is exceeded, problems with the formation of varicose veins in the legs cannot be avoided. From childhood you should pay attention to sports, to actively engage in various fields. For a woman, this can be gymnastics, yoga, qigong, Pilates, it is important not to overload the body, given that one of the causes of varicose veins is precisely the increased fatigue of the legs. Prevention includes frequent check-ups by a doctor for the first signs of the disease, namely the characteristic venous network from which the foot suffers.

When to file an alarm and see a doctor

If only a net appears on the legs, this is exactly the time when you should consult a doctor for help and treatment of varicose veins. You can try to use prescriptions and prescriptions from the field of traditional medicine, which will avoid prolonged treatment with drugs and procedures. And with regard to the disease, even when the first signs appear, the doctor decides to prescribe physiotherapy procedures. At the first stage, magnetic therapy can now be prescribed (which makes it possible to dissolve the formations inside the vessels without problems). The list of procedures is supplemented by a set of exercises within the special therapeutic gymnastics. Once the cause of varicose veins is identified, it will be possible to choose an individual treatment.

What to do if you start varicose veins

The first signs of the disease are determined, what should a woman take in this case? First of all, properly assess your health. When varicose veins begin, people decide not to pay attention to such a disease, its complications in most cases. You do not need to expose your body to significant loads, if you carry weights starting from a few pounds, the load on the legs will lead to even greater consequences for the body, the disease will develop rapidly, making it impossible to provide treatment.

The woman needs to change her diet, her daily routine, while at the same time taking an appointment with a doctor for medication and formulations. In the first stage, such a solution allows you to eliminate the signs of varicose veins and the reasons for its appearance. It is important to immediately start losing weight, normalize it and allow you to reduce your overall load.

Methods of treatment

What medicines and folk remedies should be used for this purpose? There are several very effective methods of methods:

treatment of varicose veins on the legs of women with folk remedies
  • Treatment of varicose veins with honey. The conclusion is that honey is a binder for many drugs, and in Tibetan medicine the product is assigned one of the first positions, it is included in all recipes without exception. Such treatment involves the preparation of various formulations and light rubbing until they are almost completely absorbed. You can add grape juice to honey, which is considered a traditional natural ingredient because of its properties, the treatment is carried out from time immemorial. Honey helps to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, significantly reduces the threshold of fragility and increases the strength of capillaries.
  • You can also use apple cider vinegar, although in most cases it is not recommended to use it alone, but only as part of a complete solution. In order for the vinegar to help, it (like honey) is rubbed into the affected areas of the body, after a while a long-awaited positive result is observed. Apple cider vinegar is needed to liquefy blood clots deposited in the "pockets" of the veins, which reduces the total blood pressure in the system, which allows you to achieve excellent results. The treatment of varicose veins with apple cider vinegar works well with such techniques as ingestion of chestnut tincture, which guarantees external, internal effects.
  • Tomato and grape compresses. In folk medicine, the most popular treatment for varicose veins is the use of compresses, the main products of which are grapes and fresh tomatoes. The woman must use them separately. Tomatoes should be cut into slices, then carefully spread on the surface of the injured leg. When the tomato is laid, you will need to carefully wrap the legs, tie it with an elastic bandage. The same should be done with the grapes, which should be kneaded, put together with the skin, but pre-cleaned from the branches. The best option is the choice of bones, which, when the bandage is tightly wrapped, will cause discomfort by pressing with sharp edges on the already damaged areas of the veins hidden under the bandage.

Using an elastic bandage as an accompanying procedure

The right solution would be to bandage your legs with an elastic bandage, which is sold in every pharmacy. Why do many medical professionals recommend wrapping an elastic bandage for varicose veins around the legs? The material from which the product is made is able to reliably fix the vein and guide blood flow, "bypassing" the affected area. It is worth wrapping both the damaged part of the body and the area located nearby, which will ensure the location of the damaged area of ​​the vascular system. In pharmacies elastic bandages are sold in standard sizes, for example 1, 2, 3, 5 meters. The size of 10 meters is not provided and it is not necessary. If two legs are damaged, it is worth buying two bandages within 3-5 meters and then roll them in the order established by the instructions. It is not necessary to squeeze the vein too much, otherwise you will be guaranteed to separate the clot from the venous wall and clog the vessels. The treating specialist will show you how to roll the bandage correctly and you should contact him if you have any questions.

For women, there are some other protective equipment that we recommend. For example, elastic socks, which should always be worn instead of ordinary items. Such medical attributes differ in lightness and strength, reliability and practicality, they can be worn without problems under any clothing and hide the venous network, prevent the development of the disease. The cost of such protection is small, but socks help to prevent blood circulation in the affected area, to prevent the development of the disease to a critical stage.