Are All Dilated Veins Called Varicose Veins?
, I have a thin body, I also exercise a lot. My veins are enlarged (veins) starting from the tips of the fingers almost to the shoulders And starting from the tips of the toes to the thighs looks blue and blue, can you say varicose veins? And what solution?
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Varicose veins are swelling and dilation of veins. Veins will appear prominent blue or dark purple. This symptom occurs mostly in the legs although it can occur elsewhere. Apart from enlargement sometimes accompanied by symptoms such as discoloration of the skin, cramps, skin sores, pain, and a feeling of discomfort. This occurs due to weakening of the venous valves, resulting in a buildup of blood.
The factors that trigger varicose veins are;
- Gender, women are more at risk than men
- Age, as we get older, the elasticity of blood vessels decreases
- Obesity, excess body weight can put pressure on the veins in the legs as well as for pregnant women
- Activities that cause prolonged standing
- Other health problems, such as disorders of the blood vessels
If you have symptoms and risk factors like the one above, you should check with your doctor to find out the exact cause. The doctor will check according to the symptoms that appear and a foot examination. If the examination is not clear, the doctor will perform an ultrasound examination to see the vein abnormalities and their causes.
If varicose veins are still mild, things you can do at home include;
- Avoid standing for too long
- Elevate the legs and feet like using a pillow
- Exercise regularly, especially aerobic exercise such as swimming
- Using tools such as anti-varicose stockings for compression
If the symptoms do not subside and cause symptoms that interfere with activities, then you should consult a doctor for appropriate treatment such as surgery and sclerotherapy.
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