As the summer approaches pants and skirts in men and women will get shorter but some are reluctant to wear short, why? It is obvious they are affected with Varicose / spider veins and embarrassed to reveal that.
Most of these enlarged veins are purely a cosmetic defect. Varicose veins can also cause pain and inflammation. We spoke with a chief ayurvedic vein specialist doctor at the Ayurvedic Medical College to give an overview on the topic.
What are spider veins and varicose veins?
In both spider veins and varicose veins it is dilated veins, usually in the legs. There are veins of various sizes. The most important are the conducting veins deep in the leg, which accompany the arteries. varicose veins is essentially a connective tissue in the superficial leg veins. Over time there may be an extension and to the emergence of this ailment.
Spider veins are small dilated veins fine, the blue shimmer through the skin and often looks like ramifications, therefore the name is also like that. They are a form of varicose veins and are commonly found in the legs. Varicose veins are thicker and larger, during their occurrence it will make the legs painful and annoying.
What tasks does veins have?
As you all know, the veins are blood vessels, which transport the blood circulating in the body back to the heart. There are superficial and deep veins. Veins have a bluish color. Arteries carry the blood away from the heart.
What causes spider veins and varicose veins?
Basically it is, according to the doctor it is congenital connective tissue and an inherited condition that can take over from the parents. It affects men and women – and women are affected slightly more often, young and old, overweight as well as Lean, athletes and non-athletes.
How to prevent enlarged veins?
Hardly you can prevent varicose veins it because the dilation of the veins is genetic. It is important to move and walk with the correct movement of the foot. Generally speaking: the bad ones are : standing for a long time, sitting and sauna. The good ones are running and keeping leg above heart level is good.
Pregnant women can prevent with compression stockings, if such suffering in the family is known. In pregnancy the connective tissue loosens the body, because that is important for the birth.
Are dilated veins a purely cosmetic problem or are they dangerous?
Spider veins are usually harmless and do not lead to pain. Rare spider veins can cause bleeding. Possible complications of varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency are phlebitis or leg ulcers. According to doctor, the risk is however often overestimated; Risks, such as vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism were not about scientifically proven.
People who feel redness, pain, warmth or a feeling of tension in the area of the affected arteries or in the ankle area, should consult a doctor.
How to treat Varicose Veins on legs?
Varicose Veins treatment without surgery can use conservative methods like the use of custom compression stockings because it extends the varicose veins usually up to the thigh. These stockings are then worn every day for a lifetime. Surgically remove varicose veins can be with different methods: the so-called stripping or a catheter procedure using radio frequency or laser.
Treatment of Spider veins on legs can be obliterated with a foam sclerosing agents or treated with laser. The result is not permanent, but can be repeated. Because it is a cosmetic problem usually, the treatment is not covered by health insurance.
What surgical options are there?
World over the stripping process is usually applied to people as a cure for varicose veins. The diseased saphenous vein is taken at a probe and pulled. The visible wavy under the skin is retrieved via tiny incisions with a kind of crochet hook and removed so that after the process, ideally no scar will be visible.
After surgery, wearing a compression stocking for 3 to 6 weeks is needed.
In the US, the catheter method is applied to 90 percent of the people, in which the diseased vein is heated so that it closes and shrinks.
Any alternative methods?
The Veins Specialist says that there are alternative methods and herbal food supplements to treat varicose veins rather than just jumping on to surgery or laser or other costly treatments. The doctor for varicose veins has been successfully treating vascular aliments with herbal remedies for the past 20 years. Moreover one can treat the ailment at a much lesser cost without affecting the day to day activities of the patient.