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Factors That Cause Varicose Veins
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As in many areas of medicine, even with regard to varicose veins prevention plays an essential role.

In this article you will find all sorts of tricks and tips to help you fight the appearance of varicose veins and capillary or to limit the damage if you are already suffering from varicose veins.

Overweight and obesity are important factors that affect the appearance of varicose veins. Abdominal distention compresses the pelvic region and obstructs venous return, therefore the legs are overloaded by the body weight and tire easily. A diet, together with moderate physical activity is essential in this case (cycling, swimming, fitness, outdoor walks, etc). It won't take long to see the first results.

Birth control pills, especially those containing progesterone encourage the development of varicose veins. In patients who already suffer from varicose veins in their legs the pill is contraindicated for the risk of phlebitis. This class of drugs leads to a progressive worsening of symptoms and facilitates the appearance of capillaries on the legs. These effects are well documented in patients who received this type of hormone treatment for at least 5 consecutive years.

A sedentary lifestyle. Muscle activity promotes venous return and "helps" the veins in their circulatory function. In subjects who do not practice any type of physical activity the risk of developing varicose veins is about double compared to those who perform a moderate physical activity. Swimming and cycling are activities particularly suitable in patients at risk for varicose veins because they allow the mobilization of the legs without necessarily overloading the body weight.

Heat and sun exposure. The intense and prolonged exposure to the sun or ultra violet ray lamps (tanning lamps) cause a loss of elasticity of the skin and muscle wall of the veins. For the same reason, patients with varicose veins should refrain from having hot mud baths, hot waxing, saunas and prolonged stay in very hot water.

Constipation is an unusual risk factor for the development of varicose veins. In fact, patients with constipation are forced to exert a prolonged abdominal pressure during the evacuation. This brings to an increase in intra-abdominal pressure that is transmitted, in part, to the veins of the pelvis and groin. Over time this condition can lead to the appearance of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Your type of job. A job that forces you to spend hours standing still, without walking (clerks, hairdressers, hostesses, etc..) is considered a major risk factor for the appearance of varicose veins. In these cases, wear comfortable shoes, try to move your legs, take short walks from time to time, but especially use of graduated compression stockings for women and "knee" for men. These simple steps provide a good protection to the gradual wearing out of the veins.

Age. Obviously, as time passes byit inevitably involves a degree of dilation of the circulatory system and leg fatigue.

Your diet. in nature there are a number of substances called flavonoids, which are contained in some fruits and vegetables (dark red or blue fruits and vegetables), have a tonic action on the vein walls. These substances have long been used by the pharmaceutical industry in the preparation of drugs for the treatment of varicose veins.

Pregnancy is particularly at risk for the appearance of varicose veins in the legs. Approximately 70% of women have problems with varicose veins during the third trimester of gestation.

Obesity, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet and constipation are common features in many subjects and are a major cause of the appearance of varicose veins in industrialized countries. Wearing regularly graduated compression stockings, a diet rich in vegetable fiber and moderate physical activity is usually sufficient to regulate the bowels and fight constipation.


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