What Causes Varicose? What is the best time to treat varicose veins? ? Cardiovascular Surgeon Specialist Dr. Ayça Özgen answered the questions about the heir.
Dr. Ayca Ozgen, Noting that the ideal time for the treatment of varicose veins is winter and spring, he said, “The reason for this is that the compression stockings, which are needed for at least two weeks after the applied process, are used more comfortably in these seasons when the air temperature is low, and skin stains that may occur when exposed to direct sun after the process are avoided. . In addition, the rate of benefit from the treatment decreases as the veins expand more and approach the skin surface in the summer months.
Varicose veins are more common in women
Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular diseases today. Although there is no exact number, it is estimated that 15 million people in our country suffer from this disease in varying degrees. Again, in our country, varicose veins are diagnosed in 10-15 percent of men, while this rate rises to 20-25 percent in women. The reason why varicose veins are more common in women is hormonal changes, especially as a result of pregnancy or the use of birth control pills.
Successful Results Are Obtained From Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose veins treatment is divided into two groups as intervention to ‘superficial capillaries’ and ‘deep veins’. Today, quite successful results are obtained from the treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Ayca Ozgen, He explained the formulas applied in the treatment of varicose veins as follows: “Sclerotherapy, known as the foam treatment applied to the superficial capillaries, is the injection of drugs into the vein with a needle. After this process, radiofrequency treatment is applied to the remaining and thinner capillaries with a needle. After the treatment, patients can get rid of the spider web-like landscape that develops in the legs. In deep vein insufficiency, closed varicose vein surgery or open varicose surgery with radiofrequency is applied according to the classification of varicose and the severity of the insufficiency in the veins of the patient. After the operation, both the scenery in the legs improves and the problems caused by varicose veins such as pain, cramps and edema are eliminated.
7 effective measures against varicose veins!
Cardiovascular Surgeon Specialist Dr. Ayca Ozgen ,He explains the measures you should take against varicose veins as follows:
Work your leg muscles:The work of the leg muscles accelerates the blood flow in the veins, thus preventing their enlargement. For this reason, get plenty of movement, walk regularly and do sports if possible.
Stay at your ideal weight, eat healthy: Since gaining weight accelerates the development of varicose veins, it is very valuable to stay at your ideal weight. In addition, against the problem of constipation, which can trigger the formation of varicose veins, systematically consume foods loaded with vegetables and plenty of fiber. Get into the habit of drinking 2-2.5 liters of water a day.
Do not consume too much salt: Salt increases edema in the body and exacerbates the complaints caused by varicose veins. Make sure your salt consumption does not exceed 5 grams per day.
Avoid tight clothing:As tight clothes impair blood circulation, choose loose clothes as much as possible, avoid tightening your belt too much.
Take a break every 35 – 40 minutes: Inactivity slows down the blood flow in the veins and can cause the veins to dilate. If you work at a desk, get in the habit of moving at least for 30-45 minutes, getting up and walking. If standing, move your legs and feet often to help return blood from the legs to the heart.
Support your legs with a pillow:Lifting your legs above the level of the heart with pillow support while resting relaxes the blood circulation and prevents the expansion of the veins.
Avoid hot environments: Hot air and water can cause the veins to expand. Therefore, avoid hot environments such as sauna, hammam and spa. It is also recommended to take your bath with warm water as much as possible.
What are the factors that cause varicose veins?
- Genetic predisposition
- Occupational factors (working in long standing or sedentary jobs)
- Pregnancy (high number of births)
- be over 50 years old
- Birth control pills and hormones
- Obesity (BSHA – Science and Health News Agency)