Varicose… Don’t Do These

Varicose veins is a disease characterized by permanent structure and flow disorders in the veins. Since it does not cause sudden and severe clinical pictures, it may not be ignored in general. However, over the years, it can progress insidiously and cause serious problems that can lead to increased complaints and even leg loss.

Some very simple measures may be sufficient to prevent varicose veins, a disease that can cause such serious consequences, or at least to reduce the rate of progression.

  1. Not standing still or sitting for a long time: Standing or sitting for a long time accelerates the formation and development of varicose veins. Contraction and contraction of the muscles in the legs under normal conditions; It creates a milking effect in the veins in the opposite direction of gravity. With this effect, it contributes to the movement of blood in the veins. In this way, blood accumulation in the vein, enlargement of the veins and reverse flow are prevented. However, when inactive for a long time, blood accumulation, enlargement and backflow will occur in the veins. For this reason, it is beneficial for vein health to get up every hour and walk for 5-10 minutes during periods of sitting for a long time, and to stretch the feet on a chair-stool instead of hanging the feet while sitting. Likewise, when standing still for a long time, walking for 5-10 minutes per hour will be beneficial for vascular health.

  2. Avoiding hot environments: Heat has a relaxing effect on the veins. This relaxing effect causes the diameter of the vessels to increase. This increase in vessel diameter causes a slowdown in the physiological flow of blood, as well as a deterioration in the function of the valves in the veins. With the increase of permeability in the veins in hot weather, it causes the liquid part of the blood to escape between the veins and the tissues and causes edema. Therefore, hot environments such as hot baths, steam baths and saunas carry a risk for the development and progression of varicose disease. Likewise, summer months and sunbathing increase the symptoms of varicose veins. Avoiding these stimuli or doing a cold water massage for 5 minutes on the legs after exposure will be beneficial in terms of both reducing the complaints and preventing the disease.

  3. Not wearing high heels and flat shoes (flats): When wearing high heels and no heels, the muscles below the knee and on the back do not contract properly and adequately during walking. For this reason, the flow in the veins in that area slows down as it stays away from the righting effect of the muscles. If this situation does not cause serious problems in a short time (2-3 hours), if it lasts for a long time, vein problems may begin to occur. For this reason, while wearing high-heeled or no-heeled shoes for short periods at certain times is not very harmful in terms of varicose disease, wearing such shoes every day and throughout the day will facilitate the occurrence of the disease and the appearance of complaints.

  4. Avoiding tight clothing: Veins are the vessels in which the current continues passively and against gravity. However, since the muscle layer on the vessel wall is not very strong, its resistance against external pressure and pressure is not good enough. Wearing clothes such as corsets that can tighten the waist or using tight-fitting trousers-belts will create an environment suitable for deterioration in venous flow and therefore the formation and progression of varicose disease.

  5. Getting rid of excess weight: Since the vaccine weight will primarily cause inactivity, it prepares a clear ground for the development of varicose veins due to the mechanisms caused by the inactivity. However, the fat accumulated in the abdomen adversely affects the flow in the leg veins. For this reason, it is also important for vascular health to stay away from obesity, which can cause many negative consequences.

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