Varicose veins can be quite unpleasant and frustrating, mostly because they are considered as an esthetic problem. We suggest that you try some tricks to slow down their appearance, and prevent the situation from getting worse.
Feet injuries, long distance running, pregnancy, obesity, and estrogen treatments (birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy) often cause varicose vein or intensify the problem.
Varicose veins in the legs are still considered as an esthetic problem, but studies have shown that if not treated this condition can lead to a more serious problem. If you notice any varicose veins in the legs, there is a huge possibility that one of the valves has stopped working, which also has a knock on effect.
One-way valves return the blood to the heart and lungs, and function like the locks in a canal. As the blood flows through the valve, the so-called “door” closes, so the blood can not flow back, and it keeps the blood circulating through the body.
If one of the valves does not function well, the blood can easily flow back down and pool, which usually happens in the lower legs. The increased volume of the pooling blood creates an extra pressure which, over time, can result in malfunction of the other valves. This pressure can change the shape of the veins and cause their walls to bulge.
At this point the veins are easily visible through the skin, looking knotty and bumpy. Their color also changes into dark blue or even purple.
You will feel as your legs are heavier than usual, and not to mention the burning pain, leg cramps and the color changes of the skin. Joint pain is quite common, and the skin around the legs and ankles can sometimes harden.
In the most severe cases the inflammation of vein Thrombosis can result in blood clots on the lungs. Varicose veins are a genetically predisposed condition, but it is quite common in people that stand for a long time, or if their job requires standing for hours, such as hairdressers, waitresses, cleaners, shop assistants, surgeons and athletes.
The rest of the text (12 tips to prevent the appearance of varicose veins) is on page 2…