If you have varicose veins, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and money finding ways to get rid of them and wondering where they came from. Although there are many options, you might end up staying with them. For those of us who don’t have these issues but are worried about what will cause them in the future, there are steps we can take to prevent our education.
There has been a lot of talk in the medical world about what causes varicose veins. The only conclusion is that they are caused by damaged or broken valves in the veins themselves. The valves in our veins ensure that the blood flows in one direction, so that the blood cannot flow back into the vein from the same direction it was drained and keeps the blood in a constant flow to the heart. Some people inherit their valve problems from their parents and grandparents, while others are caused by their lifestyle. When blood returns to the veins due to bad valves, pressure builds up in the vein, which eventually leads to varicose veins.
Certain situations can make you more vulnerable to the development of this disease. So, if you are concerned about this problem, please read on. Pregnancy is one of the most common aggravating factors of valve weakness. When you are pregnant, your body increases its normal blood volume to maintain the growing fetus. This extra blood puts extra pressure on the body’s veins and valves, especially the legs and stomach. And you thought it was bad enough to gain 25 pounds while pregnant and feel the pain of a baby – now your legs are blue. Wearing supportive socks and a delivery tube during pregnancy can alleviate the problem.
People who have to stand for a long time are often more susceptible to bulging veins. Try alternating longer periods of inactivity with breaks, and again talk to your doctor about wearing supportive devices, such as support tubes, which can be helpful. What may surprise you is that long legs are worse for your legs than standing. So get up and go for a walk whenever you can.
Being overweight can also lead to venous problems. So try to keep your ideal body weight and eat a healthy, low-fat diet.
Muscle fatigue can also lead to varicose veins, including constipation due to constipation, kidney problems, persistent chronic cough, etc.
In some cases, people who have had leg surgery or suffered a serious leg injury, such as a car accident, may also be more prone to venous problems.
The older you are, the better your chances of developing varicose veins. It’s not an idea that we all like to think about regularly, it’s like gray hair or wrinkles, but it will happen sooner or later!
Oh, and men, if you think it’s a “feminine” problem, think again. It’s a 60/40 split where women only develop it 20% more often than men.