Understanding varicose veins

The largest organ in the human body is the skin. No wonder the cosmetics industry earns billions of dollars every year for consumers trying to find products that keep their skin as beautiful and flawless as possible. As long as we’re young it seems like a relatively easy task, but as we get older Mother Nature tends to defend herself in different ways, including decorating her with varicose veins.

What are varicose veins?

We have all seen someone with varicose veins. They are usually on the legs and especially on the back of the legs. While they can also appear on any part of the body, including the face, they appear to be spider roadmaps that branch out in all directions. Their color can range from cloudy light blue to dark dark purple and is a result of valve malfunction. A pool of blood is often prevented from flowing properly, causing the vein to swell and swell. In most cases, there is no physical pain beyond the emotional frustration of having to hide the defect. In other cases, the veins become so blocked and painful that medical attention is needed.

What are the causes?

About thirty percent (30%) of all adults develop varicose veins, with women almost doubling the number of men affected. Although the specific causes are not fully known, it is believed that several factors may play a role, including hereditary factors which may remain long in a job or stay long, as with any type of office job. Childbirth, obesity, blunt trauma to the affected area, disease of the vein itself that thins the mucous membrane, blood clot, smoking and age

Can we prevent varicose veins?

Although most varicose veins occur in people between the ages of 30 and 70, developing the right habits early is the best preventative measure. Often, however, we don’t even think about having varicose veins until they someday appear magical. As soon as they appear, they are there to stay. However, we can take steps to prevent them from becoming anything more serious.

Frequent leg lifting is a preventative measure we can all take early on. This is especially important for those who have to stand or sit for long periods of time. Keeping the body well hydrated can also help. It is also known that wearing a support tube helps prevent unsightly veins. Women who do not want to wear tubing have a much higher rate of varicose veins than women.

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