Varicose veins definition
Varicose veins represent the excessive enlargement of veins with numerous side effects: heavy legs symptom, discomfort, pain, veins become visible or may suffer lesions and ulcers. The disease affects approx. 30% of the population and occurs especially in the calves or the thigh area, it does not take into account gender or age. Due to the enlargement of the veins, disfunctions of the leaflet valves of the veins (the system ensuring that the blood flows upward or against the effects of gravity), thus the blood stagnates in the legs, the veins becoming more enlarged and more visible.
Varicose veins symptoms
The first symptoms are the symptoms or heavy or tired legs, they are followed by the appearance of spider veins which become larger and more prominent. In the first phase, varicose veins are not painful, they are only visible, then the pain occurs, and in the more serious cases, fissures with internal or external bleeding occur. Apparently varicose veins are more frequent in women, but this is due only to their care for the look and the health of their legs.
Diagnosis of varicose veins
Diagnosis is easy for everyone, although it is very important that we act through prevention or treatment from the first signs, so that remission will occur more quickly. A doctor's examination is important because he can determined the degree of the disease, the risks and he can also offer you personalised advice regarding treatment and life style. The most modern method of diagnosis is the Doppler ultrasound.
Treatment of varicose veins
Always follow the doctor’s advice. If the disease is in its early stage, you may start by improving your life style and by applying creams or gels topically. More and more physicians recommend the use of the Stimuven Plus cream or Stimuven Plus gel. Stimuven Plus cream and Stimuven Plus gel contain natural extracts of chestnut, hellebore and witch-hazel. This unique combination has multiple effects: venotonic, antiphlebitic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oedema effect, a stimulating effect upon the capillary circulation, the effect of increasing the strength of the vascular wall and of improving the function of the vein valves. All these effects recommend these products for: varicose veins, phlebitis, hematomas, thrombophlebitis or the sensation of heavy, tired legs.
At the same time, the application of cold compresses and elastic bandages on the affected area may have beneficial effects.
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Useful tips for varicose veins
For a definite healing and removal of any cause that triggers varicose veins, please follow other useful tips:
- Avoid wearing uncomfortable shoes or high-heeled shoes
- Avoid standing for long periods of time;
- At the same time, if you have a job that keeps you in your chair, try to make regular exercises, as much as possible: walking, swimming, gymnastics; talking a walk after leaving the office can work wonders;
- Try to exercise regularly;
- Climb up the stairs, this is also a physical exercise;
- Drink a lot of water, at least 2 litres daily, so our advice is: drink water regularly throughout the entire day, water cannot be replaced by any other liquid;
- If you are overweight, try and lose the excessive weight;
- Consume less salt, in order to limit the water retention phenomena (oedema);
- Whenever you get the chance, lie on the bed and rest your legs so that they are raised higher than the rest of your body;
- At the end of the day or after bath, massage your legs with Stimuven Plus cream or Stimuven Plus gel and relax; after a busy day, you will immediately feel the effect of these products, and in the morning you will feel refreshed and amazing.