Afternoon. I am going to carry out the TNI test, one of which has a medical test, yes, that’s varicose veins, about 1 week from the day of the implementation, now I just injected varicose veins yesterday morning, what I want to ask is the healing process for a long time. yes? And think “can I do swimming activities a day after the injection so that the varicose veins don’t come out again? NThank you.
Hello. Thank you for the question
Varicose veins are enlargement of veins (veins) which is generally caused by excessive pressure on these blood vessels, for example due to frequent standing, sitting for a long time. Excess body weight is also a risk factor for varicose veins. Varicose veins can also be caused by inflammation of the veins (superficial thrombophlebitis)
The medical procedure to remove or shrink varicose veins is called sclerotherapy. The procedure involves injecting certain fluids to form scar tissue in the blood vessels that have varicose veins, so that they shrink or close.
Generally, to get the desired results, the patient needs several injections, but this depends on the size of the varicose veins. Varicose veins are small, generally disappear within 6 weeks, and this time can be longer for larger varicose veins. For this, you should ask the doctor who takes action on you to suit the condition of your varicose veins. After a sclerotherapy procedure, it is best to use compression stockings to prevent varicose veins from recurring and to avoid prolonged sitting or standing.
In general, any sport, including swimming, is not a risk factor for varicose veins. In fact, exercise must be done because it can reduce the risk of varicose veins by making the muscles stronger, which in turn will help blood flow to the veins.
Things that can help prevent the appearance of varicose veins or prevent the worsening of existing varicose veins are:
Avoid sitting or standing for too long. Should do movement of the legs (for example by walking) every 30 minutes sitting / standing Avoid positions that prevent backflow of blood, for example cross-legged Elevate the position of the legs and feet when sitting for a long time In women, limit the use of high heels as much as possible When sleeping, elevate The position of the legs by propping them up on the pillow Routine exercise, which is 3-4 times a week, minimum duration of 30 minutes. Maintain ideal body weight Use compression stockings to help improve blood flow to the veins. That's all for my explanation, hopefully it helps and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya