“If your legs get tired in the evening, your lower legs“ swell ”(part of the leg from the knee and below), moreover, you notice the formation of so-called blue“ stars ”or“ spiders ”(telangiectasias) on your legs, and the veins began to protrude above the level skin, we can assume that you have problems with the outflow of venous blood – in other words, venous insufficiency or varicose veins.
There are enough reasons for the appearance of the above problems, we will highlight some of them: hereditary, professional (on duty you have to stand or sit a lot), and also gender – in most cases these troubles occur in women. Why?
It is believed that the hormonal changes that occur in the female body, including during pregnancy and childbirth, affect the state of the vascular walls. That is why all future mothers who have problems with the veins, experts recommend from the first weeks of a 9-month wait to wear a compression knit fabric that is neatly matched to the leg.
By the way, medical socks or tights can be recommended to those women who do not notice much discomfort in their legs. For the purpose of prophylaxis, a specialist will select for you products of low or medium compression.
It should be noted that the usual tight tights can not replace a special medical. As for the bandages that were used before, their main inconvenience is that they do not firmly hold onto the leg and crawl, which is why they need to be re-applied several times during the day, which is very inconvenient, especially for a woman in position.
A few words about drugs. Do not assign them to yourself! Despite the fact that many drugs are sold freely in pharmacies and are actively advertised, they can cause abnormal development of the child.
In addition, the advice of an angiosurgeon regarding medications should be coordinated with an obstetrician-gynecologist: only the doctor leading the pregnancy can assess how safe a particular drug is for each particular patient. As for the other recommendations, they are standard: try to lead a healthy lifestyle, stick to a diet, do not forget about physical activities (walking, swimming), control weight.
And what to do after childbirth to avoid the difficulties associated with varicose veins? If there are problems, still wear knit tights, and as soon as you have the opportunity to leave the baby with someone, be sure to go for an consultation with an angiosurgeon.
The specialist will offer you a surgical or non-surgical method of treatment, and which one he will decide based on the specific situation. Do not be afraid of the proposed methods: varicose veins are a dangerous disease, inflammatory changes in the veins, the formation of a blood clot, and the complications associated with it in those who suffer from it more often than in those who have been spared the problem.
If the doctor decides that the situation does not require urgent intervention, the solution of the problem can be postponed until the moment when the young mother stops feeding the baby. ”