August 23, 2016, 1:34 p.m
Varicose veins require close attention. By itself, it does not pose a danger to life — except that the appearance of its manifestations is very unaesthetic, so with varicose veins you will have to forget about all skirts, except for those that are “on the floor”. Which is sad in itself.
But developing against its background thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the inner wall of the vessel) can be fraught with the formation of blood clots and is very dangerous. That is why, at the first signs of illness, you should immediately contact phlebologist.
What symptoms signal that you need to rush to the “vascular doctor”?
- If the walls of the vessels stop holding their shape, by the evening the legs swell and become heavy. And let the puffiness go away in the morning — it’s still an alarming bell from your cardiovascular system.
- The most striking signs of varicose veins are the appearance of red-blue vascular “asterisks” on the shins and thighs.
- Dermatitis, burning, itching may appear, the color of the skin of the legs may change — all these are the consequences of circulatory disorders, due to which the legs do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients.
There are many reasons on which varicose veins can begin: heredity, heavy load on the legs, chronic diseases and overweight, taking hormonal drugs and even frequent alcohol consumption.
The main thing is not to miss the moment when varicose veins can be prevented or cured without health consequences.
The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.