Injury prevention & Rehab
All About Varicose Veins!!
Are there bluish purple veins popping out on your legs?? Those could be Varicose Veins. 🔹Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just underneath the skin’s surface. They need attention to avoid health problems in long run. Varicose veins are caused by pooling of the blood in the veins of the legs. This makes them bulge out. The veins in the legs push back blood against gravity to the heart and need to travel a long distance back. 🔹Blood can pool in both large and small veins due to valve dysfunction. If untreated, larger varicose veins can become problematic. Following symptoms like itching, pain, heaviness and swelling in the legs are noticed. Over a period of time, it can lead to chronic changes in the skin and tissues, including open sores or ulcers and hard, thickened skin. 🔹Varicose veins are a treatable medical condition. Your health care professional can diagnose them with a physical examination and if required may suggest ultrasound . Treatment usually depends upon the severity of varicosity. 🤸Lifestyle Changes For Varicose Veins 🔸Get physical activity. Move your legs to improve muscle tone. Get up and walk around every 30 minutes. When sitting, avoid crossing your legs. 🔸Put your legs up. Keep your legs raised when sitting, resting, or sleepin above the level of your heart wherever & whenever you can. 🔸Try to lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Losing weight can improve blood flow and ease the pressure on your veins. 🔸Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially around your waist, upper thighs, and legs. The exception is when your doctor recommends compression stockings. 🔸Wear compression stocking, if your doctor advises it. These create a small pressure on the leg and help in venous return. Do not randomly get one, they have different pressure and sizes. ⚠️Disclaimer: This health information is for general education purposes only. Always consult with your doctor or another health professional to get yourself clinically diagnosed & treated. #daactarni