As you know, blood leaves the heart via the veins that are called arteries towards the whole body to carry oxygen and nutrients and then the blood continues its journey back to the heart through channels called veins.
The first part of the system where the chambers are working is easy since the heart is responsible to push forward the blood,
but the force from certain areas in case of veins is more difficult because it drives back the blood to the heart.
The regions that are above the heart have it very easy to force the blood because of the effect of gravity and with little effort,
the blood on its own, circulates in other structures but when the it has to come back again to the heart via veins,
the parts of the whole body which suffer the most in sending blood again to the heart to push are feet where varicose veins are located.
The veins of the feet have valves, so that blood forced up will not come down under its own weight.
This pumping procedure is done by moving the leg muscles or by walking and exercising and when this procedure slows down,
veins in the feet expand up with blood, so the best thing to do to avoid varicose veins is to walk and exercise your feet to activate the movement.
Varicose Veins/Spider Veins
Spider veins affect around 1 out of 10 people approximately and twice as often in women, primarily because of maternity (which worsens venous return).
Spider veins tend to become larger over time and can be caused by edema or swelling in the feet and abnormal ulcers, which often are preceded by brown pigmentation of the skin.
In order to help prevent varicose veins, people should work out their feet regularly and move frequently.
If what you do at work requires extended period of seated or standing, make sure to simply move from position to position during the duration of your task.
Spider veins do not always need therapy or treatment.
If your varicose veins are not resulting in discomfort, you may not need to have therapy.
Treatment of varicose veins is usually necessary:
- to ease pain, if your varicose veins are resulting in discomfort or pain
- to cure problems, such as leg ulcers, inflammation or skin discoloration
- for aesthetic factors, however this kind of therapy is hardly ever available on the NHS so you will usually have to pay for it to be done privately
If your varicose veins need to be treated, the procedure is determined by your overall health and the dimension, place and severity of the vein.
A common professional (a physician who specializes in veins) will be able to counsel you about the most appropriate strategy to you.
In some situations, varicose veins can be treated at home.
Simple techniques for reducing the signs include:
- avoiding status up for long periods
- elevating your legs
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