You may not know it, but almost everyone is susceptible to this serious illness. According to the latest research from the National Women’s Health Information Center, 60% of American men and women suffer from venous disorders. The majority of them are women – up to 50%. It only shows that this particular health disorder requires proper attention and effective treatment for varicose veins.
Varicosity occurs when blood flow in the veins is disturbed due to a malfunction of the venous valve. Typically, valves prevent blood from flowing back (or flowing if desired) due to gravity. Think of them as little pockets in and in your veins. When they are weakened and unable to perform their functions, blood accumulates in them and varicose veins appear. In addition to the blood returning to the vein, there are other causes of weakening of the veins:
- Professions requiring a regular long-term position (bartender, stewardess, etc.)
- Sun exposure
- family history.
What are the symptoms? How do I know if I have varicose veins? – You might ask. First of all: appearance. You will see unpleasant and unpleasant patterns on your legs reminiscent of spider webs (hence the name “spider veins”). Second, they can cause itching or burning. Other common symptoms are: blue blood vessels, heavy and / or painful legs after continuous standing, heaviness in the legs and sometimes even swelling.
Varicose veins are treated in the form of tablets, gels, creams and sprays. The advantage is that most drugs do not require a prescription and can be ordered online. On the other hand, many treatments, although they promise the most effective effect against the disease, must be taken for a period of time (about 2 months for those already mentioned) before recognizable results become apparent. However, it is strongly recommended to consult a specialist before proceeding with the treatment.