Swollen veins, heaviness, cramps, ulcers and even darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation). These are some of the symptoms of varicose veins that affect men and women. Men can also have varicose veins, but it is more common in women due to the influence of hormonal factors, specifically estrogen. Varicose veins can be painful and aesthetically can be a nuisance, especially for women and during summer.
Summer is the time when many women regret not having solved their problem with varicose veins months earlier because, in addition to the heat, which does not help with swelling and heaviness, it is more common to wear swimsuits, showing the legs and there are many women who do not feel comfortable with the look of their legs affected by varicose veins.
When do they appear?
Varicose veins appear when the blood from the affected vein, instead of going towards the heart from the lower extremity, reverses its direction and remains stagnant at the level of the extremities, causing progressive dilation of the affected vein, swelling that is seen and it feels.
In our blog we have already talked several times about the causes that generate them. Genetic factors, age, obesity, pregnancy, being on your feet for a long time throughout the day or being exposed to high temperatures, can all be favorable causes for the appearance of varicose veins.
Specialists in varicose veins recommend the use of compression stockings to prevent the appearance of varicose veins and indicate that it is also important to lose weight if you are overweight, practice regular physical exercise (such as swimming or simply walking), elevate your legs during night rest and when sitting and exposure to direct heat. Applying cold water to the legs, as well as drainage massages with creams or gels with a cold effect (applied from the foot to the groin) stimulate blood circulation, thus favoring the health of your veins and preventing the appearance of these annoying and ugly varicose veins.
Another resource you can turn to to improve the appearance and health of your legs (and stay away from operating rooms) is to apply VVT, a revolutionary treatment exclusively developed to combat the appearance of varicose veins.
Don't wait for summer. You can say goodbye to varicose veins, heaviness, swelling and physical and aesthetic discomfort in the legs. Consult with your specialist.