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The main contraindications for varicose veins
The main contraindications for varicose veins

Expansion of veins is a fairly common disease. In the treatment of varicose veins, patients try to carefully observe medication, attend physiotherapy procedures and use effective folk recipes.

But at the same time, they often do not think that there are contraindications for varicose veins on the legs, which can negate all treatment measures, if they are not taken into account.

What are the main prohibitions for varicose veins

It is worth clarifying right away that at the initial stage of pathology there are not so many prohibitions, so it will not be difficult to observe them.

However, as the process is neglected, the list of contraindications increases significantly. To avoid a complicated course of varicose veins on the legs, you should carefully read the contraindications when the first symptoms appear, indicating varicose veins.

The first prohibition concerns the carrying of weights.

If characteristic spider veins appear in the area of the lower extremities, then it is time to get rid of the habit of carrying heavy bags of food. Even if you have to endure heavy loads, you should distribute the load on both hands.

Do you think this is only about lifting and carrying weights? Pay attention to your own weight. The fuller a person is, the greater the load his lower limbs have to withstand. It has been noticed that overweight people are much more likely to deal with vascular diseases.

People who are used to spending time in the gym should think about how good strength exercises are for their legs. Of course, no one calls to quit sports and become overgrown with fat, but it is imperative to reduce the load. By the way, you can do sports that will help you maintain a great figure without damaging the veins in your legs, such as swimming or water aerobics. It should be remembered that with varicose veins, excessive loading of the veins of the lower extremities is contraindicated. Walking in the evenings at a calm pace is useful, but running, even jogging, is harmful.

The second prohibition applies exclusively to women. It just so happened that ladies prefer to emphasize the beauty of their feet constantly, choosing high-heeled shoes. Agree, there is such a load on the legs that in the evenings they begin to buzz, and often hurt.

As a result, swollen veins show through and spoil the external impression. Is it worth risking your health by exacerbating the problem? Naturally, "going out" requires the creation of a certain image, but one cannot ruthlessly load the legs every day. Remember - a high heel increases blood pressure in the venous vessels, so even a problem that is not noticeable at the initial stage will progress.

The third is locked - passivity. Unfortunately, a modern person prefers to spend his free time from work, comfortably sitting in an easy chair and watching television programs. Young people cannot be dragged away from a computer monitor. As a result, the muscle tissue in the legs weakens and is no longer able to perform its functions.

Does it really matter? The fact is that the contractions of the muscle tissue stimulate the blood flow to the veins. Lack of physical activity, flabbiness of muscles lead to the fact that valves in the veins gradually weaken and the blood flow loses intensity. Reverse blood flow is also often detected. All this causes stretching of the walls of the veins, which becomes the cause of such a disease as varicose veins.

By the way, with varicose veins, prolonged standing without movement is contraindicated. It turns out that in this case, there is also an increase in pressure in the vein network. Therefore, in the case of standing in a long line, it is better to make leisurely passes, not staying motionless in one place.

Contraindications for the progression of the disease

As the symptoms develop, you will have to forget about many things available to a healthy person.

So, what is prohibited with progressive varicose veins of the lower extremities:

  • Steam rooms, saunas, hot baths should be avoided. High temperature is prohibited in case of varicose veins. But a contrast shower is considered useful;
  • After a working day at the office, it is undesirable to relax, lounging on the couch. If you really want to rest, position your legs so that your feet are about 20 cm above the heart muscle. This will help relieve fatigue;
  • You can often hear that massage is recommended for varicose veins. However, not all procedures are beneficial for veins. For example, massage should be done with gentle movements, starting from the bottom. It is forbidden to use such procedure options as honey and vacuum. In this case, an excessive load is also exerted on the vessels;
  • Contraindications for varicose veins include such bad habits as smoking and alcoholism. To avoid the formation of cholesterol plaques in the space of the veins, you need to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

Contraindications in nutrition

The following foods must be excluded from the diet:

  • butter;
  • fatty fish and meat;
  • preserves, jams, syrups;
  • carbonated drinks;
  • canned food and sausages;
  • smoked meats, pickles, marinades.

In this case, the risk of stretching the walls of the veins and the formation of plaques will be significantly reduced. All these products lead to obesity and swelling of the legs, which also provokes a worsening of the condition with varicose veins.

Specific contraindications for the expansion of venous vessels

Often, with this pathology, even common methods of treatment become contraindications. Therefore, you should not decide on your own what methods to use to eliminate symptoms and block vasodilation. All therapy measures must be approved by a phlebologist. So, if a person undergoes therapeutic treatment with hormonal drugs, it can have a negative effect on the condition of the veins.

It is believed that hirudotherapy is one of the effective methods of treatment, since the secret secreted by leeches helps to thin the blood and, accordingly, does not allow clots to form.

However, this method of treatment is strictly prohibited in the case of:

  • hypotension;
  • iron deficiency anemia;
  • oncology;
  • impaired blood clotting;
  • menstrual bleeding;
  • menopause;
  • carrying a baby, as well as lactation.

In order to eliminate venous edema, pressotherapy has been developed. This method allows you to act on the lymphatic system with the help of compressed air. However, few people are familiar with the contraindications to the procedure for patients with expanded venous network.

These include:

  • oncology;
  • hypertension;
  • infectious processes;
  • ARI;
  • surgical intervention on the vessels;
  • low blood clotting.

As you can see, there are not so few contraindications for the disease. Even a treatment that is effective for most patients can be harmful if there are some individual characteristics of the body, concomitant diseases.

Therefore, before resorting to popular therapy measures, it is necessary to undergo an examination and consult a specialist.

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