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Varicose Vein

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What are varicose veins

Varicose veins are a chronic venous disease which causes circulatory disorders that makes blood accumulate in the veins of the legs

What are varicose veins?

"Varicose veins are when the veins on your legs protrude?" No.

The heart pumps blood through the arteries to the tissues and organs of the body, supplies the cells with oxygen, after which the veins transport the blood back to the heart. Varicose veins are a disease when the blood that has to return back up the legs can't flow up, causing problems with the entire circulatory system of the lower extremities.

In case of failure of the venous valves, which prevent the reverse flow of blood, or the inability of the calf muscles to perform the function of a pump, accumulating in the veins of the legs blood provokes an increase of pressure, as a result of what blood vessels swell, and their walls stretch and deform. Deformed veins can protrude above the surface of the skin, or they can manifest themselves only as invisible unpleasant symptoms.

If varicose veins are left untreated, the disease will progress and impaired blood circulation will lead to such dangerous complications as skin necrosis, ulceration, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Therefore, timely treatment of varicose veins is absolutely necessary.

Structure of a vein

Varicose veins treatment

Deep and superficial veins, in which blood reflux has occurred, are blocked by a laser or injection of a sclerosing substance (depending on the patient's condition), and subsequently dissolve.

If the veins disappear, is it not dangerous?
The volume of blood flow of these veins is no more than 10% of the total, but the dilated veins no longer fulfill their function - the blood does not circulate in them, which increases pressure and creates an additional load on healthy veins. Therefore, getting rid of them will affect the body in an extremely positive way.

Factors provoking varicose veins

The causes of varicose veins can be congenital: weak vein walls, family history and purchased: lifestyle, hormones

  • Heredity

  • Profession

    the need to stand or sit for a long time

  • Pregnancy,
    taking hormonal drugs

  • Drinking alcohol, life habits

    (ex.: taking hot bath regullary)

  • Aging and injury

  • Obesity