Varicose veins: how to treat?

We go on diets, do fitness, try to match fashion, and all in order to look beautiful. But beauty is, first of all, health. If there is a disease in the body, it will not look attractive.

Even "invisible" external diseases of the internal organs make themselves felt. Faded complexion, dull eyes, premature aging - all this can be the result of hidden diseases and does not give us beauty. What to say about such a noticeable disease as varicose veins.

What is varicose veins

Varicose veins or varicose veins - a pathological disease of the venous vessels. At the same time walls of vessels become thinner, the diameter of a gleam increases, so-called "knots" - local aneurysm-like expansions are formed. Visually, this is noticeable by the presence of varicose veins and nodules on the thighs, feet and legs.

Varicose veins can be both an independent disease and a consequence of other diseases. It is always accompanied by increased venous pressure. In severe forms, pathological changes occur not only in the subcutaneous veins, but also in the muscles, bones and skin in general.

Usually the word "varicose veins" means the pathology of the vessels of the lower extremities. But this disease also affects internal organs, such as the rectum.

How to treat varicose veins? Methods of treating varicose veins

The disease itself is not dangerous. But if you do not treat varicose veins, the inflamed walls of the veins will begin to form blood clots, which travel through the blood vessels can end in death. Therefore, varicose veins need to be treated not only for cosmetic reasons.

There are two groups of treatments for varicose veins: surgical and conservative. Surgical includes:

1. Venectomy - a surgical operation, the purpose of which is to remove pathological varicose veins.

2. Sclerotherapy. To cure varicose veins by this method, a special drug is injected into a vein, gluing the walls of the vessel.

3. Laser coagulation of varicose veins - a mini-invasive method of vascular treatment.

It is possible to get rid of varicose veins completely only by surgery.

But conservative treatments for varicose veins should not be ignored. You can't get rid of the disease with their help, but you can slow down its course and significantly improve your well-being.

Conservative treatment is used as an adjunct to surgical methods, or if it is not possible to perform surgery. There are two types of conservative treatment:

1. Compression therapy. It is aimed at reducing pathological dilatations and formations in the veins, normalization of lymph and blood flow in the legs, improving the condition of the circulatory system as a whole. Compression stockings or elastic bandages are usually used to treat varicose veins with compression therapy.

2. Drug therapy - treatment with drugs that increase the tone of veins and capillaries, which improve blood microcirculation and lymphatic drainage.

The method of treatment and duration of the course is prescribed by a doctor! In folk medicine, apple cider vinegar is considered an excellent remedy for varicose veins. It contains substances that can reduce (but not cure!) Swelling of the veins. Apple cider vinegar is rubbed into problem areas in the morning and evening.

Prevention of varicose veins

Varicose veins - a disease that occurs due to external negative influences on the body. Sedentary lifestyle, overweight, work with toxic substances, pregnancy, stress worsen the condition of blood vessels, as a result may develop varicose veins. Hereditary predisposition to this disease plays an important role.

It is much easier to take care of your body for preventive purposes than to treat varicose veins later. The best friend of healthy blood vessels is movement. Doctors advise to play sports for at least half an hour every day. It can be swimming, cycling, fitness or just walking.

Blood stasis in the vessels should be avoided. For these purposes, you need to give your feet a rest, do not linger long in one position (especially standing or sitting), avoid severe hypothermia or overheating of the body.


To prevent varicose veins should use foods containing vitamins E and C, zinc, rutin, silica, proanthocyanidins.