Varicose veins, or varicose veins,
often a process that is characterized by an increase in the diameter of the lumen in the veins, the thinning of their walls and the formation of nodes – aneurysm-like local extensions.
This disease from time immemorial, with it there are violations of the outflow of blood through the veins, in the lower extremities there are stagnant changes. In the early stages, treatment can still be conservative, and late surgery already requires surgery. Today, more and more people suffer from varicose veins, and there is not much information about this disease, which leads to the appearance of some myths.
Varicose is a disease of extremely elderly people.
Such a picture actually took place about 20 years ago, but today varicosity has significantly grown younger. Today more and more often 30-35 year-old people turn to doctors with such a problem, there are even cases of varicosity in schoolchildren. Failure in the work of veins is possible even when maturity is reached, when the endocrine system begins to change significantly. In Germany, studies have been conducted that revealed the presence of varicose veins in 20% of adolescents, in Russia there is no precise data on this disease at all, but there is no reason to believe that the situation is much better. Today, almost 80% of women suffer from varicose veins, men are about 40%. Although 15 years ago these figures were half the number, the reason for the growth was the fact that people stopped playing sports, lead an active lifestyle, and spent a lot of time on their feet.
Poor veins in those who consume alcohol, but in smokers, on the contrary, the veins are good.
Phlebologists (specialists in vein surgery) consider such a statement as complete nonsense. Concerning tobacco it is noticed, that just smokers varicose thicken and are ill. The risk group includes people with heightened weight, those who like heavy athletics, owners of shoes with high heels. The risk of the disease is increased with a prolonged intake of hormonal drugs.
Doctors should be treated only when the veins begin to ache.
Doctors recommend not to wait for extreme cases, turn to them already in case of appearance of an unsightly picture of a reddish-bluish spider from the vessels. Remember, in the early stages of treatment can still do little money, but in the advanced stage, you may need an operation.
Varicosity can be completely cured only with a scalpel.
Today, the scalpel remains an exceptional tool for solving this problem. Increasingly, doctors apply injections that defeat the disease. The diseased vein seems to be clogged, blood flow stops on it. Now the possibility of using a laser for getting rid of varicose veins is being investigated. Such a technique could take place between sclerotherapy and surgical operation, thereby greatly expanding the possibilities of phlebological care. The most known means for fighting varicose veins is treatment with leeches – hirudotherapy. Doctors recommend to perform the operation for a short time to solve the problem of beauty, and to apply leeches to return health for a long time. The operation, of course, gives an immediate cosmetological effect, however, after removal of the superficial veins on the deep veins, a double load is placed, which is fraught with their rapid similar diseases. With the new varicose veins, it is already much more difficult to fight. The fact is that with hirudotherapy at the initial stage, the vein is fully retracted, but if the disease is neglected, the vein will go only 30%. Although it is a little, but the vein will remain functional. In her cavity, thrombi dissolves, which will allow you to completely get rid of varicose veins.
You can put your own leeches on your own.
Leeches are not mustard plasters, so they are strictly forbidden to put themselves to the hirudologists. After all, leeches can be applied and not to the place that can lead to the opposite effect. For example, the severance of a thrombus can be fraught with a fatal outcome.The number of leeches in general, as well as the frequency of application of these procedures is determined exclusively individually for each, taking into account the weight of the patient, his age, what pathologies accompany the disease. Experiment in this matter is fraught! By the way, in this issue, we debunk another popular myth associated with the leeches themselves, which suck almost a liter of blood. In reality, even the most voracious blood-sucker will drink a maximum of 10 milliliters of blood, after a bite of a leech from the wound, “bad” blood goes, as it comes from a microcircular bed containing viruses, toxins and other wastes of the body’s vital activity, as well as tissue fluid. Important is the fact that the vein does not thin out in the vein. From the salivary glands of leeches in the human body comes the secret, which contains enzymes – biologically active substances. Scientists have studied 120 of them for today. More recently, Russian researchers have found a new enzyme – hyaluronidase, which, by the way, is contained in the venom of some species of snakes and spiders. For a person, the enzyme promotes resorption of adhesions and scars.
With varicose, you can not exercise.
In fact, everything is just the opposite – in this disease, doing sports is just useful. The most recommended activities are running, swimming and walking. There are a lot of exercises that help to relieve the veins and treat them. These include those that need to be carried out horizontally with legs raised upwards – such as a “bicycle” or “birch”. It is interesting that yogic asanas give the result, for example “plow posture”, “headstand” or “lotus pose”.
When varicose veins are contraindicated to fly on airplanes.
Of course, this is not true. However, during long flights it is necessary to periodically warm up for the legs, you have to bend and unbend them in the ankle joint. During a long flight, it is advisable to walk a little along the cabin, without remaining motionless. By the way, the same wishes for those who travel for a long time in a car or a bus. When traveling by car, you should stop every 1.5-2 hours to get out and do at least a few sit-ups.