When diagnosing varicose veins, the prevention and treatment of pathology becomes an integral part of effective treatment. Varicose veins are easier to prevent than to cure.
Preventing varicose veins is simple and does not require significant financial and time costs. Adherence to the simplest preventive measures prevents the appearance of characteristic signs of the disease on the legs and prevents relapse after treatment of the pathology.
Who needs to prevent and classify varicose veins
According to official statistics, varicose veins are diagnosed in 65% of the population. The insidiousness of the pathology lies in the fact that there are no characteristic symptoms in the early stages of the disease. This contributes to the latent development of the pathology, the subsequent treatment of which will require the use of serious therapeutic techniques.
Varicose veins are considered to be primary: associated with pregnancy, obesity, genetic predisposition, or lifestyle, secondary to venous outflow dysfunction. Therefore, almost all people are in danger. But people are more likely to develop varicose veins:
- Hereditary predisposition.
- Strong physical exertion or prolonged standing.
- Chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Tumors of any etiology.
Most women need to prevent varicose veins. This is due to the fact that they often wear high heels. In addition, the likelihood of developing varicose veins increases during pregnancy and during menopause.
Preventing any type of varicose vein can be prevented with a number of helpful recommendations and preventative measures.
Experts classify varicose vein prevention methods into the following categories:
- Primary.Used to prevent disease or in the early stages of development. These include physiotherapy, light physical activity, breathing exercises, diet and lifestyle adjustments.
- Secondary.Used to diagnose advanced stages of varicose veins. In this case, you can’t do it without taking medications, using traditional medicine, and wearing compression stockings.
Varicose veins are a dangerous disease. The development of a complication of the pathology, such as thrombophlebitis, poses a threat to the patient's life. Therefore, it is very important to monitor varicose vein prevention throughout life.
Prevention of varicose veins on the legs with medication
The modern pharmacological market is represented by a wide range of drugs that are prescribed for the prevention of varicose veins.
This group of prophylactic agents is divided into the following categories:
- Medicinal products for oral use. Their effect is based on strengthening and increasing the elasticity of the venous walls, relieving the symptoms of pathology. They also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Some medications help dilute the blood and improve its composition.
Oral prophylaxis medications should only be taken as directed by your doctor.
The dose and duration of the treatment are chosen individually, depending on the physiological characteristics of human health.
The following drugs stand out from the main groups of drugs:
- A group of antioxidants.
- Group of anticoagulants and platelet inhibitors.
- Phlebotonics group.
Often, the use of different groups of drugs is prescribed in a complex way to enhance the prophylactic process. Be sure to take vitamins and minerals.
- Medicines for external use. They have a local effect, directly on the affected veins. Effectively reduce the symptoms of varicose veins by thinning the blood, eliminating the edema of the foot, and relieving the severity.
Medicines for topical use have the following conditional classification:
- Pharmacological products based on apiculture products.
- Complex preparations with venotonic and heparin components.
Topical preparations have a gentler effect on the body than medicines intended for oral administration. Only the combined use of the drugs of both groups makes it possible to achieve a positive preventive result.
How can alternative methods be used to avoid varicose veins on the legs?
In addition to drugs for prophylaxis, traditional medicine is widely used. There are many effective recipes for making baths, compresses, rubs and tinctures.
Traditional medicines are affordable, easy to prepare and used at home without any expertise.
Alternative methods are used for prevention purposes:
- Compresses:warming, warm, healing and cold. The main ingredients can be: ginger, grapes, wormwood inflorescence, tomatoes, lemon juice, chestnuts, nettles, acacia. Beekeeping products, whey and onions have a high therapeutic effect.
- Making ointments.These medicines are based on vegetable oils or animal fats. Active ingredients can be Kalanchoe, woodcut, cabbage, celandine, wormwood or white willow bark, mummy, pumpkin.
- Tincturus.contains alcohol or vodka. Therefore, the use of such funds in the presence of dermatological rashes in injured areas is unacceptable. The most effective cure is tincture based on acacia and pie. The tincture of fragrant rue and horse chestnut is a good preventative.
- Herbal decoctions and infusions.Oral administration of alternative traditional medicines helps to boost the immune system, improve the functioning of the circulatory system and blood circulation. An infusion of hazelnuts, dandelion root, nutmeg and Antonov apples is used to prevent varicose veins.
- Rubbing.Special solutions are used to rub the skin in the affected veins. The most effective: Kalanchoe, horse chestnut or freshly made apple cider vinegar tincture.
- Trays.Allowed in the early stages of varicose veins or to prevent them. The water must not be hot during the process. Essential oils, sea salt, garlic, flaxseed, pine extracts are added.
Conventional medicines based on laundry soap, blue clay, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and body lotion are also widely used for prevention purposes.
Adherence to preventive measures to strengthen venous walls with folk remedies will prevent varicose veins. When diagnosing varicose veins, the choice of conventional medicine should be made in agreement with the treating physician.
Preventing varicose veins in the legs: the basics of proper nutrition
Properly chosen diet is an important factor in preventing varicose veins. It should contain foods that cleanse, strengthen the venous walls, reduce blood viscosity, and at the same time improve blood flow through the veins and lymph flow. With the right selection of food products, it is also possible to remove swellings and correct body weight, which is an important factor in preventing varicose veins.
The basic dietary rules for preventing varicose veins are as follows:
- Fresh vegetables and fruits should be on the daily menu.
- Add lean fish and meat to the menu.
- Eat a few cloves of garlic a day.
- When choosing juices, give preference to freshly squeezed drinks.
- Eat dried fruit compote every day.
- Consumption of cereals should be alternated.
- Consumption of nuts, legumes and especially sprouted wheat is essential.
- Exclude all smoked, floury, fried foods from your diet.
- Limit salt and seasoning.
- Any seafood is ideal.
- Avoid overeating.
- Drink herbal teas.
- The diet is designed to rule out the possibility of extra pounds.
Frequent small meals are considered to be the most appropriate eating options for varicose veins. It is also important to have protein-free fasting days once a week. This increases the tone of the vessel wall and the general condition of the body.
By following the rules of a healthy diet, you can easily restore blood flow, cleanse the body of toxins and toxins, and most importantly, minimize the strain on the damaged walls of venous blood vessels.
Prevention of varicose veins in women prevents the development of complications of the pathology and helps stop the development of disease and vascular damage. It is based on an integrated approach that guarantees the high effectiveness of all preventive measures against varicose veins.