Recognize the Symptoms and Causes of Varicose Veins.
Do you often feel soreness and cramps in your legs? Until many blood vessels arise? It could be a symptom of varicose veins. Let's get to know the symptoms and causes of varicose veins in the legs!
Varicose veins are swelling or widening of the veins due to the valves not working properly so that blood does not flow effectively. This condition often occurs in the legs because the blood vessels in this area are farthest from the heart, making it more difficult for blood to flow to the heart, and there is pressure when standing or walking.
Causes of varicose veins:
- Lack of elasticity of the walls of the veins
Reduced elasticity of the walls of the veins can make the veins weak and make it difficult for blood to flow to the heart. The blood vessels and the dynamics of the muscles around them must be strong because the blood flow from the feet to the heart really opposes the earth's gravity.
- Standing or sitting too long
Standing or sitting for too long is a common cause of varicose veins. The leg veins have difficulty flowing to the heart when a person is standing or sitting for too long because they are in the same position all the time.
- habit of wearing high heels
Wearing high heels makes the feet support the weight of the body on the heels. This makes the movement of the heel muscles passive and affects the performance of the veins.
- Hereditary factor
Genetics has a big role in the cause of varicose veins, especially in weak vein walls. If anyone in your family has a history of varicose veins, you are more likely to experience this.
Women who experience varicose veins often do so because they are pregnant. This happens because the growth of the large uterus can increase blood volume and put pressure on the veins in the leg area. This condition will usually improve after delivery.
1.Legs feel sore easily and often cramp.
2.Raised blood vessels that protrude into the skin
3.Feet often swell during activity.
4.Changes in skin color around varicose veins
5.itching around the veins
Exercise regularly and maintain an ideal body weight
Maintain a healthy diet
Avoid sitting/standing too long
Wear comfortable shoes
Varicose Vein Treatment:
- Compression Stockings
Compression stockings will put pressure on the leg muscles and veins to help blood flow more efficiently. It is hoped that the symptoms of swelling and pain in the legs can be reduced by using compression stockings.
To treat varicose veins that are not too large, sclerotherapy can be a solution. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting drugs into the veins that have varicose veins so that the veins close.
- Open Surgery/Vein Stripping
Open surgery is an operation to remove larger veins through two small incisions.
- Endovenous Ablation Therapy/Laser
This procedure is performed without incisions and causes minimal pain. Laser treatment is done by ablating the veins that have varicose veins.
Have you ever experienced any of the symptoms listed above? If you experience this, don't hesitate to consult a vascular surgeon at Hermina Depok Hospital. To make it easier when you want to make an appointment with a doctor, make an online consultation appointment through the Hermina website.