Varicose veins are a disease that affects the veins of the legs. Due to various factors, the veins widen, dilate and become tortuous. This causes blood circulation problems that can be very harmful to health. Those who suffer have heaviness of legs, cramps, itching and even severe pain. One in ten people suffer from them, being more frequent in women, especially due to the effects of pregnancy and hormones. Varicose veins are formed by a malfunction of the valves of the veins of the legs. These valves help the blood follow its path to the heart. However, they can malfunction, so the blood stagnates in the veins, widening them and making them insufficient (they do not work well).
These are the main factors of appearance of varicose veins:
- Genetic factors
Varicose veins are a problem that can affect everyone. Although there are people more predisposed by their physiology to suffer them, it is best to prevent their appearance. But how, how can I avoid them? Using common sense rules, such as not sitting for a long time with crossed legs or standing without moving. Wear clothes that are too tight (the garters, skirts, belts and even shoes should not put obstacles in the circulation of blood).
The problem of varicose veins should not be overlooked. Once detected, you have to put yourself in the hands of a specialist to solve the problem. Currently, there are various surgical techniques to treat them. Some, such as the stripping (extraction of varicose veins) that are more “aggressive” techniques and others like the CHIVA technique, which is absolutely harmonious and allows less surgical aggression a faster and less painful recovery. Varicose treatments could be grouped into the following groups:
- Medical treatments
- Ablative and hemodynamic surgical treatments such as striping, phlebectomy, endolaser and CHIVA
- Non-surgical treatments such as “microespuma” and “criosclerosis”, sometimes more focused on aesthetic level.
Surgery or medical treatment of varicose veins offers a solution in the short and medium term. Even so, we recommend periodic checks with your vascular surgeon to detect early the appearance of new signs of varicose veins.
They are techniques that produce selective venous occlusion by simply channeling the varicose veins or spider veins through a sclerosing fluid. In our specialty section, in aesthetic treatments, you can find a more detailed description of these techniques and what they are used for.
In our practice we deal with arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.
- General care
- Avoid risk factors such as tobacco
- Walking as much as possible (minimum 4km per day)
The pelvic congestion syndrome is a disease that is sometimes difficult to diagnose. We could say that it is common in the female population since it is related, above all, to pregnancy. During pregnancy it is possible that there is an increase in vascularity that causes the appearance of varicose veins in the pelvis, uterus or, sometimes, in the genital region and legs.
It is a dilation of a segment of the blood vessel that normally occurs in the aorta artery. When the wall of the blood vessel weakens, a widening can occur which, if it dilates, can cause it to rupture.
- Infectious Cause
- Consequences of previous injuries