Healthy actions to improve venous flow include wearing compression stockings, exercising, controlling weight, avoiding constipation, avoiding prolonged periods of standing without wandering, and going to the doctor to try to reduce possible risks.
Role of exercise in the treatment of venous insufficiency
Exercise is one of the best measures for the prevention and treatment of venous insufficiency since it favors venous flow, thereby reducing blood stasis and lack of oxygen in the vein wall, which are part of the triggers for the inflammatory process in this sickness. Its action on muscle pumps will depend on the patient’s ability to move and the range of motion that is achieved with his joints.
The use of compression stockings is one of the fundamental pillars of the treatment of venous disease, their degree and level of compression must be indicated by the doctor who specializes in vascular diseases who is in charge of informing the patient of how to put them on.
There are many types of stockings for varicose veins and their choice will depend on the level of venous injury and the degree of disease the patient has, as well as their concurrent injuries.
During warm seasons the symptoms of varicose veins tend to increase due to vascular dilation, it is important at that time to keep wearing the stockings, it is advisable to consult the doctor if he approves the use of stockings with heights below the knees (sock type) and that make it more feasible to continue the treatment during periods of high temperatures.
Surgery and sclerosis of damaged veins are invasive treatments used for varicose veins. Its success or failure will depend on whether a good diagnosis has been made considering the three causes of venous insufficiency (valve reflux, vein obstruction or muscle pump failure), understanding that many times they tend to be combined and skipping treatment on some of them hinders improvement and promotes the recurrence of these problems.
The surgical extraction or ablation of a vein – whether by conventional surgery, laser or radiofrequency – does not guarantee the cure of the patient, if the origin of the hemodynamic problem is not resolved at the same time it may reappear because the blood will attempt to advance through other vein pathways. walls also affected, so it is advisable in these cases to consult with doctors who specialize in vascular diseases instead of others without these credentials.
Some drugs have been shown to be effective in improving the symptoms of people with venous insufficiency. However, in cases of ulcers only a few venotonic drugs have shown limited effect, which must be accompanied by other therapeutic measures to achieve success.
Educate the patient and his family
It is very important to teach children about varicose veins. This disease is highly heritable, so time must be spent instructing the patient and his family on how to prevent or delay its appearance with the use of compression stockings and avoiding risk factors.
- Indications and contraindications of compression stockings
- Compression stockings to prevent vein thrombosis
- Compression stockings for sleep?
- Uses of stockings according to their degree of compression
- Compression stockings in Overweight and Obesity
- Best compression stockings for varicose veins
- Stocking allergy
- Stockings to prevent economy class syndrome
- Pregnancy and use of Compression Stockings
We always recommend attending the consultation of a specialist in vascular diseases.