Treatment of varicose veins in the legs

Diseases of the lower extremities and veins have been known to mankind since their inception. The treatment of varicose veins in the legs is suitable for both women and men. The disease is an enlargement of the superficial veins in the lower extremities. It is accompanied by decreased blood flow and valve failure.

There are 4 forms of varicose veins. According to the clinical classification, problems don't always bother people. In the early stages, symptoms are not noticeable or signs are extremely negligible. Some of the patients have enough annual visits to the sanatorium, the second will need treatment at a specialized medical center.

Conservative treatment

The treatment of varicose veins is carried out under the supervision of a doctor in a specialized center. In selected difficult cases, surgical intervention cannot be avoided, however, conservative methods are used along with surgery. Only a surgeon can get rid of an advanced stage, but it is quite possible to slow down vascular disease, improve well-being by conservative methods.

Here are some examples of varicose vein treatment. There are two conservative methods:

compression method

Previously, it was necessary to bandage the lower extremities with special bandages made from dog hair. Simple options have now been created:

  1. Compression mesh;
  2. Elastic bandages;
  3. Elastic bandage.

In medical centers, jersey is usually used, it is possible to replace it with dressings - they are cheaper, sometimes more suitable for the specific treatment of varicose veins in the lower limbs. The patient purchases these items for treatment on their own, then uses them at home for preventive purposes or on the recommendation of their doctor. Positive consequences:

  1. Reduction in vein diameter, reflux, ballast blood volume, capillary filtration;
  2. Increasing blood flow velocity, venous pump efficiency, reabsorption, lymphatic drainage;
  3. Elimination of reflux in some cases.

There are many details to consider when choosing compression products. In the case of dressings, for diseases of the lower limbs, medium and short length dressings are used. It is allowed to wear a mixture of bandages, make an elastic bandage. Speaking of knits (socks, uppers, tights), underwear should be purchased based on personal parameters.

Medication method

There are many medications designed to effectively treat varicose veins. It is not recommended to select medications on your own. It is better to follow the doctor's recommendations so as not to worsen the condition of the lower limbs.

Of great interest in the treatment is the ASD medication for varicose veins. It is presented for sale in two forms:

  1. fraction 2 - external and internal use. The liquid is yellowish to dark red in color and has a characteristic pungent odor.
  2. fraction 3 - for external use. The liquid has an oily structure, the color varies from dark brown to black.

Fractions differ in the method of dissolution. ASD 2 dissolves in water, ASD 3 assimilates exclusively in oils and alcohols. The second fraction is added to water, mixed and taken orally according to instructions (15 drops per 100 ml of water / tea, 2 times a day 30 minutes before meals). The use will affect the strengthening of the immunity of the vascular walls.

A well-known remedy is a troxerutin-based ointment for varicose veins. The application is intuitive, sometimes it requires the combination of a gel with capsules of the same name. If there is no improvement, it is worth contacting the nearest clinic or specialist center. The ointment is easy to apply:

  1. The lower limbs are carefully washed with washing powder. It is permissible to add a few drops of iodine or hydrogen peroxide to water.
  2. After washing, the feet are towel-dried.
  3. The gel is squeezed from the tube into the palm of the hand, transferred to the surface of problem areas with varicose veins, diseased vessels.
  4. The ointment is rubbed in gently until it is completely absorbed into the skin.
  5. From above it is possible to wrap the legs with elastic bandages or use compression products.
leg pain with varicose veins

It is impossible to cure varicose veins with ointments. But using the means, it is noted:

  • competent treatment of varicose veins;
  • elimination of signs of venous insufficiency;
  • improving the quality of life;
  • preservation of work capacity;
  • relapse prevention.

It will not work to cure varicose veins in the lower extremities with medications; you shouldn't just rely on medications. However, the use of resources is important to prevent weakened vessels in the veins, to accelerate the healing process. Medicines are able to increase tone, microcirculation and suppress inflammation. Doctors prescribe medications that are well tolerated by the vast majority of patients.

surgery methods

It is important that patients know how to get rid of one hundred percent varicose veins in the lower extremities. Only surgical intervention will help with this. The doctor always discovers the specific causes of varicose veins in the patient in advance. The doctor will try to stop the process, delay it, prevent it from getting worse. Sometimes the reasons are hereditary, the genetic side of weak blood vessels is evident.

the doctor examines the legs for varicose veins

Referral to the clinic is not always a panacea. We will have to try to avoid relapses in the future to start a healthy lifestyle, which everyone can do. If there are good reasons for surgical intervention at the medical center, the patient will have one of the possible procedures:

  1. Phlebectomy. Lasts 1, 5 hours. It consists of removing diseased veins. It may be necessary to remain in a sanatorium during the recovery period. There may be a risk of small scars, although the operation is non-traumatic.
  2. Sclerotherapy. It is important to walk for an hour after surgery. The procedure is the puncture of a vein to introduce an "adhesive" medicine inside it. Control of the ultrasound machine is required. The method in specialized centers is well known in the treatment of blood vessels.
  3. Laser coagulation. It is considered the newest method to eliminate varicose veins in the legs. After the puncture, special anesthesia is performed, followed by endovasal obliteration. Many requirements are prescribed in the post-operative period. Immediately after clotting, the doctor applies a compressive bandage and is used continuously for 5 days.
  4. Radiofrequency coagulation. The method is similar to the previous one. Local anesthesia is performed, no hospitalization is required, and no incisions are made. The doctor works under the control of an ultrasound.

It is recommended to obey the surgeon. Correct postoperative behavior will allow you to rehabilitate earlier, here there is a need for conservative healing of the veins in the lower extremities.

sclerotherapy as a way to treat varicose veins

Traditional medicine and exercise therapy

Many patients look for ways to treat varicose veins outside of medical centers and surgeons, fearing scarring and paychecks. Often, with a similar diagnosis, many procedures are contraindicated: from Charcot shower to massage. Patients seek alternative medicine methods to fight varicose veins.

The treatment of varicose veins with soda is widespread in folk medicine. The following procedures are performed with the substance:

  • medicinal baths. It will take a bath of 200 liters 7 tbsp. I. soda, or in a 5 liter bucket or bowl - 200 g of soda with 60 g of alum (buy at the pharmacy). Duration - 15-20 minutes.
  • solutions for drinking. 1 teaspoon is added to a glass of hot water. soda, stir well and drink. It is supposed to drink 2 glasses a day in two approaches - in the morning and in the evening.
  • compresses. Famous and simple - with cabbage. A cabbage leaf is soaped up with washing powder, soda is applied to the legs, on top of the cabbage and soap, covers the leg with soda. The compress is fixed with a bandage, lasts overnight. You can use a compress with white bread dipped in apple cider vinegar. The soaked crumb is sprinkled with soda, applied to the legs, fixed with a bandage and left overnight.

Soap deserves a lot of attention. It is better if a family is used because of its composition. The soap should be grated on a fine-grained grater. Powdered into a dry powder, the soap is easy to soak, use and store. It is allowed to use for leg health:

washing powder for the treatment of varicose veins
  • Aspirin tincture lotions (10 tab. ) And washing powder with vodka (200-250 ml. ). The mixture is pre-infused for 48-50 hours.
  • Powdered soap ointment (150 g), fir resin (100 g), olive oil (150 g), beeswax (50 g) and propolis (50 g). The ingredients are heated in a bain-marie, the resulting mixture is cooled and stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar.
  • Foam with washing powder. Sore legs are soaped, sprinkled with salt, covered with cabbage.

They talk about the benefits of an iodine net. Easy to apply:

  1. The legs are rubbed with vinegar;
  2. Apple cider vinegar is used;
  3. With iodine and a cotton swab, a mesh / stripes perpendicular to each other are drawn at the locations of the varicose nodules;
  4. Take a 5% iodine solution;
  5. Draw stripes every 1 cm, touching vertical and horizontal lines.

It's best to draw a mesh with iodine before bedtime. In the morning, the pattern is already absorbed by the skin. Get tested first to make sure there is no allergic reaction. Iodine is applied with a stick to a healthy area of skin. An hour later, the inspection site is examined, if there is no redness or a desire to scratch the skin, the iodine is washed off and a mesh is applied to the problem area.

iodine mesh for varicose veins

When it comes to hydrogen peroxide, be careful. Treatment is prescribed exclusively by a physician. The doctor will help you to correctly calculate the doses and the possibility of using the indicated options to improve varicose veins:

  • Inside. The first day of treatment - 3 times a day, a few hours after meals. Hydrogen peroxide (1 drop) and boiled water (3 tablespoons) are mixed together. On the second day, 2 drops of hydrogen peroxide are used, then increasing by 1 drop when reaching the 10th day of treatment (10 drops). A break is made for 72 hours. Reception resumes: peroxide is taken for 2 days, 10 drops each, 3 days apart, 2 days - treatment and again a 3-day break.
  • Intravenously. Buy a hydrogen solution at the pharmacy, dilute it to 0. 1%. The doctor injects no more than a quarter of a liter of solution at a time.

Patients know firsthand about the healing power of aloe. The centenary grows on the windowsills of most people, it is present in the corridors of hospitals and sanatoriums, in villages and megacities. Preparation is necessary to apply aloe juice.

  1. Use the oldest aloe leaves. It is desirable not less than 3 years. It's easy to choose - the bottom leaves will be old, which means they will be valuable.
  2. It is important to blanch the cut leaves with boiling water and dry.
  3. After drying, the aloe is transferred to the refrigerator and infused for a week.
  4. After cold infusion, crush the product in a blender or with a knife, as fine as possible.
  5. With the help of gauze, the aloe juice used in the recipe is filtered.

There is a well known recipe with mummy. For 100 g of aloe (juice obtained by the mentioned method), 5 g of mummy are taken. The ingredients are well mixed until a homogeneous mass is obtained. The resulting mixture is applied to varicose legs. The main thing is not to use the method in case of aggravation of the disease. In autumn and spring, after application, it is best to leave the aloe vera remedy overnight or for a whole day, first putting on compression briefs or elastic bandages. After the compress, the legs must be lubricated with vegetable oil (St. John's wort).

Modern methods of treatment involve rest in a sanatorium. It is best to choose a sanatorium that focuses on healing the blood vessels.