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Informations about varicose and spider veins for patients and health professionals
Informações sobre varizes para pacientes e profissionais de saúde
Information à propos des varices et des télangiectasies pour patients et profissionnelles de la santé
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We should remind that the varicose veins are a chronic problem that depends on hereditary factors. This tendency will accompany the patient for his lifetime. We cannot speak in cure for varicose veins, but in control. Using the approach of the Continuous Treatment for Varicose Veins, we can promise that the primary varicose veins won't be neither an aesthetic nor a health problem for the patient. Some preventive measures can be used to lessen the tendency of have varicose veins. These measures are going to be described and I'm going to explain how they work.

Elastic stockings: they are the main preventive measure. They act deviating, through the communicating veins, the blood of the superficial veins where the varicose veins are formed, to the deep veins, where varicose veins do not exist. The people with important hereditary tendency and the ones who sit or stand up for a long time for professional reasons should wear elastic stockings. These medicinal stockings, although they seem simple, must be prescribed by a specialist. The correct stockings have to be used, according to the disease presented by each person. We've found many mistakes related to the usage of medicinal stockings without medical orientation. 

Avoid the sun and the heat: The sun, sauna, and very hot and long baths cause the heating of the skin and the flow of a larger amount of blood to the vases of the skin. If a larger amount of blood flows in the superficial vases, they get used to that and dilate. The heat is a factor that favors the emergence of vases in the people that are predisposed to have this problems.Effective measures include avoiding sauna, very hot and long baths, and the sun on the beach. When exposed to the heat of the beach or in the swimming pool, people have to be sure to enter the water every 15 or 20 minutes to avoid the heating of the leg. Sunbathing should be avoided and never happen after 10 o'clock a.m. , when the harmful sun beams are more frequent. 

Avoid overweight: The weight excess overloads the circulation and causes varicose veins. To have good nutritional habits is healthy for the whole body. The weight excess also causes cellulite, which is associated with the microvarices and telangiectasies (spider veins). Do exercises: The exercises improve the muscular strengthen of the leg and, therefore they improve the return circulation. The best ones are walking, running and swimming. 

Avoid the use of hormonal contraceptives: The feminine hormones (pills, menopause treatment, hormonal replacement) keep liquids and they increase the pressure inside of the veins. They also soften the walls of the vases and they are some of the main factors that cause varicose veins. 

Avoid sitting or standing for a long time: As already seen, the varicose veins appear when people stand or sit and they don't appear when people are laying or in movement. When, for professional or social reasons it is necessary to be sit or stand for a long time (at work, in parties, in long trips), we should move the feet, as if we were accelerating a car. This movement of the ankle, called back-flexing, makes the musculature of the calf to contract rhythmically, putting the "outlying heart" in action. That makes the circulation work and avoids varicose veins.

High heels : there was a myth that high heels were harmful. But recent researches carried out by the State University of Campinas showed that high heels are not only not harmful, but can be beneficial. 

Varicose veins of lower extremities are a very frequent problem, that affects most of the women and many men too. Maybe it is one of the diseases that, although it is common, is the most ignored by the people. The lack of information and the prejudice against the disease is evident: from the confusion in relation to the heart surgery, where the "bypass operation" is confused with Saphenectomy, that is a type of varicose veins surgery, until the wrong concept that it is not worth to treat the varicose veins, because varicose veins will appear after some time again. ( See Continued Treatment)


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