Venous disorders always develop based on inherited venous weakness, rarely directly after venous thrombosis. The following factors are usually added as external triggering factors: lack of exercise, being overweight, standing for long periods, sitting for long periods, and smoking.
How are varicose veins diagnosed?
If you suspect varicose veins, a thorough examination by one of our specialists is necessary. He will first determine what form of varicose veins it is. Current complaints, medical history, and a physical examination focusing on the legs usually provide the doctor with solid indications of varicose veins. In addition, it must be clarified whether deep leg veins are affected or whether there is another condition that can also cause fluid retention in the legs.
Can I prevent varicose veins?
Yes, for example, with a healthy lifestyle: Besides a balanced diet, you should drink enough fluids daily and ensure regular exercise. Walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, or gymnastics not only help to lose excess weight but also activate blood circulation and thus the work of the veins.
You should avoid standing and sitting for long periods at work as much as possible. Here it is advisable to take short breaks regularly, do foot exercises, or put your legs up to make it easier for the veins in your legs to return blood. Wear loose clothing, comfortable, flat shoes, and maybe even compression stockings.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions about varicose veins
A varicose vein is dangerous when blood clots form in the vein. Such a thrombus can detach entirely or partially from the vein wall and travels with the bloodstream through the heart to the fine vessels of the lungs. A life-threatening vascular occlusion, a so-called pulmonary embolism, can develop there.
Varicose veins can develop for a number of different reasons, such as increasing age, standing or sitting for long periods at work, due to obesity or hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause, constricting clothing and tight shoes with high heels, smoking, and frequent alcohol consumption, or just a lack of exercise.
A thorough examination by a doctor or specialist is imperative. The doctor will then inform you about further measures.
Swimming is definitely recommended, but in addition to that, dancing, walking, and cycling are also great options.
Tissue ages, and the venous valves become fewer and fewer with age and lose their function. This means that the appearance of varicose veins cannot be ruled out after treatment.
This depends entirely on the method used. After treatment by VenaSeal, you can work again on the following day. After treatment by radiofrequency ablation, you can usually work again after a week. You can usually return to work within 2-3 weeks after undergoing vein stripping.
After treatment with VenaSeal, you can start exercising from the 5th day. The stripping patients can usually only exercise after 4-6 weeks.
Unfortunately, the veins removed or switched off during the treatment are defective. They, therefore, have not contributed to the venous return current before treatment.
Its distance, therefore, does not deteriorate venous blood circulation. On the contrary, due to its removal, the blood flow is redirected to other healthy vessels that work normally. This improves the venous backflow and broods down.
If you suspect that you have varicose veins, you should quickly make an appointment. Because varicose veins are best treated as early as possible.
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