What is a varicose vein?
Simply an abnormally dilated vein. This increase in diameter is also associated with anomalies of the venous wall.
What are the causes of varicose veins?
In fact, the return of blood from the feet to the heart is done inside veins, which are equipped with valves so as to avoid the reflux of blood due to gravity. When these valves are altered and no longer perform their valve function, circulation slows down and the veins, which naturally have a fairly loose wall, distend, hence the appearance of varicose veins. The reduction in the tone of the venous wall also participates in the development of varicose veins.
Where are varicose veins found?
The vast majority of varicose veins are observed in the legs and thighs. They develop from the network of the saphenous vein and its branches.
What are the signs and symptoms of varicose veins?
Varicose veins are unsightly, but usually do not give any specific symptoms. They result in a blue cord, visible on the surface of the skin, which is more prominent when standing and partly disappears when lying down. Nevertheless, the stagnation of the blood in the lower limbs, which results from the venous malfunction, can promote the appearance of edema, swelling and determine a feeling of heavy legs or be the cause of tingling and cramps at night. It also happens that poor blood circulation is a source of skin disorders with skin that takes on a brown color at the ankles (ocher dermatitis). Finally, in other cases, skin ulcers appear, which are difficult to heal and often the site of superinfection.
What are the risk factors for varicose veins?
The main risk factors for varicose veins are represented by age, belonging to the female sex, family predisposition, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to heat, wearing shoes that are too high or too flat or clothing. too tight. Occupations that require long standing work (sales assistants, hairdressers, nurses, flight attendants) also increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins.
At what age do we more readily develop varicose veins?
Unfortunately, the risk of varicose veins increases with age. Some studies have shown that the frequency of varicose veins, which is around 35% in working people, rises to 50% to 60% after retirement.
Are women the only ones to be victims?
No, but venous disease affects women more often. Data from epidemiological surveys thus suggest that one in two women will develop varicose veins during her lifetime compared to only one in four men. This difference between the two sexes is explained by the supporting influence exerted at this level by female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. In addition, the muscle tone of the venous wall is generally less good in women than in men.
What periods of life are we most exposed to?
Certain circumstances in female life favor the onset of venous insufficiency, which may eventually lead to the development of varicose veins: period immediately preceding menstruation (premenstrual syndrome), taking hormonal contraception, menopause. Repeated pregnancies also increase this risk significantly. Several parameters intervene at this level:
First, the significant increase in the amounts of estrogen and progesterone which is associated with pregnancy, because estrogens promote the appearance of edema and progesterone dilates the veins;
Then, the compression of the large veins of the small pelvis by the uterus.
Finally, prolonged bed rest, for example following an accident or hospitalization, also increases the probability of venous insufficiency.
What is a telangiectasia?
Telangiectasias correspond to permanent dilations of small vessels, capillaries, arterioles or venules. They draw small red or purple lines under the skin, a few millimeters to a few centimeters long, which can reproduce the appearance of a star network or a spider's web. Unsightly, these spider veins are harmless.
What are the treatments for varicose veins?
When it comes to varicose veins, prevention is better than cure. A healthy lifestyle can often delay the onset.
the treatment with our natural products of the brand Forever based on aloe vera is very effective:
For internal use: consume the following food supplements
BERRY NECTAR: a drink highly concentrated in aloe vera gel: for good blood circulation.
ARTICLE SEA: natural tablets: omega 3 and 9: Arctic Sea provides you with a supply of essential fatty acids thanks to a combination of Omega 3 and 9. Omega 3 are essential fatty acids present in fish from cold seas. Omega 9s are of vegetable origin (olive oil). Arctic Sea is a food supplement specifically formulated to provide optimal protection and participate in the proper functioning of your cardiovascular system.
For external use: 2 creams for external application
GELLY and ALOE HEAT LOTION: for external application.
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