Treating varicose veins at home can be quite effective if you start early in the disease.
You should immediately take care of the health of your feet if you have any of the following signs and any combination thereof:
- you feel difficulty, pain and fullness in your legs, especially at the end of the working day,
- often swelling of the feet and legs,
- spider veins appeared
- the skin color of the ankle has changed, it has become darker,
- there are cramps in the calf muscles,
- dilated veins are visible under the skin.
In order for the treatment of varicose veins to be good, the following set of measures should be implemented regularly for a long time:
Sport and movement against varicose veins
Contrary to popular belief that varicose veins and sports are incompatible, we assure you that this is not the case.
Sports in which the leg muscles are actively involved, such as cycling and skiing, are very useful for the development of the venous system. Swimming is very beneficial in case of venous insufficiency.
Only sports that often lead to foot injuries are contraindicated against varicose veins.
The Association of Phlebologists of Hungary has developed special practices against varicose veins to reduce the load on the veins and eliminate the symptoms of the disease. In the evening, preferably before bedtime.
These exercises do not take much time, but they have a good effect if done regularly:
- Lying on your back, raise your legs at a 90-degree angle (you can rest against the wall). Take 10-15 slow, deep breaths. Keeping the legs in the same position, bend and straighten the ankle joint vigorously 5-6 times (while straining the calf muscles), then perform 5-6 rotating movements with the leg inward and outward.
- Stand on a thick book (heels resting on the floor), then slowly rise up to your toes 10-15 times, lifting your heels off the floor.
- Roll a tennis ball with your feet while watching TV or reading.
Compression underwear varicose veins
One effective way to treat varicose veins at home is to use golf, stockings and tights against varicose veins.
Compression underwear prescribed for varicose veins has a different compression (a measure of leg pressure). Unlike non-medical knitwear, pressure is not measured in denominations but in millimeters of mercury.
The degree of compression required can only be determined by a physician. Varicose vein stockings and stockings should be purchased at special orthopedic salons or clinics. There, measurements are made of the patient’s foot to select the desired size.
Compression underwear is not only used to prevent varicose veins but also to help treat this disease. Varicose vein tights reduce stagnation of venous blood in the legs. This reduces the manifestations of varicose veins, reduces the risk of blood clots and the development of trophic changes.
In case of varicose veins, it is recommended to use compression underwear during physical activity, sports training, long-term resting, long car and air trips.
Varicose veins are also used after medical procedures such as venous sclerotherapy as well as in the postoperative period.
Special hospital compression stockings are used during surgery and in the early postoperative period to prevent blood clots.
Because of varicose veins, it is recommended to wear stockings and stockings during pregnancy.
Hospital compression anti-embolic stockings are used during and after childbirth.
Phlebologists treating varicose veins will professionally select compression underwear for you for this disease. It is very important to calculate the load correctly and to choose the type of knitwear and the degree of compression required. With an independent choice, the effect of using compression underwear may be lacking and may even be fraught with the complication of the disease.
One way to treat varicose veins at home is to use a local varicose vein (venous gels, ointments and creams on the varicose veins).
The main ingredient in all ointments and gels for veins is heparin, a blood thinner.
The most effective way to treat varicose veins topically is to gel the veins, as they apply much more to the tissues when applied to the skin. Varicose veins and ointments help to successfully cope with swelling and heaviness in the legs.
Varicose veins drugs
Drugs used to treat varicose veins are called venotonics. Varicose veins are prescribed to strengthen the venous wall, to reduce the permeability and fragility of capillaries and veins.
The effects of the medicines usually start immediately after starting treatment and reach a maximum after a maximum of 1. 5 to 2 months a day.
Only a phlebologist can select the most effective drug against varicose veins. It also determines the frequency and frequency of treatment required, depending on the stage of the varicose vein.
Diet against varicose veins
All varicose veins should be very careful about their diet. Weight gain is not allowed: this can lead to overload of the venous system.
A varicose diet should include large amounts of raw vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber. Fibrous fibers are synthesized from it, which support the strength of the venous wall.
Don’t get stuck with fatty, spicy and salty foods. This leads to increased fluid intake and, as a result, an increase in blood volume and an overload of the venous system.
A varicose diet should be aimed at preventing constipation. Constipation leads to an increase in pressure in the veins, exacerbating the manifestations of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
During the winter-spring period, when vitamin deficiency begins in the human body, vitamins belonging to groups A, B, C, folic acid, as well as trace elements and trace elements should be taken: copper, zinc, magnesium and iron. It is best to take a balanced multivitamin.
Efficacy of treatment of varicose veins at home
If you start applying the above measures regularly at home in the early stages of varicose veins, you will most likely be able to avoid surgery and limit yourself to conservative treatments.
However, phlebologist consultation is required to optimally select certain types of varicose vein treatment at home. Self-selection of compression stockings, medications for external use, and venotonic medications is strongly not recommended.
It is better to see a doctor for this. Choose the most effective treatment package for you.