The causes and possible complications

The perpetrators of the swelling of the veins in the calves of the legs often are:

- Smoking;
- the habit of sitting leg to leg;
very tight clothing, perezhimaya vessels (socks, stockings with tight elastic bands, tight jeans, etc.);
- hormonal contraceptives;
- hormonal changes in puberty, during pregnancy;
- weight lifting;
- excess weight;
- work on feet or sedentary lifestyle.

It is worth noting the major complications of varicose veins. These include chronic venous insufficiency. This so-called venous outflow, which arises as a result of violations of the valve apparatus of the vessels.

Also due to the development of varicose veins and swelling in the legs can serve as a pulmonary embolism – a blockage of the main trunk or branches of the pulmonary artery.

Trophic ulcer may also develop, if at a certain stage start varicose. This disease is a long-term healing of the wound, which appears in particularly severe violation of the venous outflow in the superficial and deep veins. Trophic ulcer develops in one fifth of patients with varicose disease with insufficient treatment.

In addition, the running treatment of varicose veins can be the development of such diseases as thrombosis. It is an inflammation of the venous wall. Thrombophlebitis in varicose veins found in almost a quarter of patients. As a rule, trombicula superficial veins. In some cases, may be affected and the deeper veins. The main cause of thrombophlebitis is way too slow the flow of blood. Increased blood clotting is also a fairly common risk factor for thrombosis.

Preventive measures

One of the best prevention tools possible development of varicose veins is the use of special therapeutic knit. You can buy it in the pharmacy network. Consultants will help to determine the necessary model and will tell you full information about its medicinal properties.

After labor day the experts recommend to lie down with raised legs for 10-15 minutes. Especially this recommendation concerns people whose work is connected with long standing up. For example, flight attendants, vendors, medical personnel, etc.

To get the blood to actively circulate and not stagnate, try whenever possible to go Jogging. Well, if the run will be held in an open area.