When to react?

React right away if ailments occur:

  • Leg pain.
  • Sensation of heaviness in legs.
  • Night cramps.
  • Spider or varicose veins.

Varicose veins are a symptom of chronic venous insufficiency. They are the cause of many troublesome symptoms such as leg pain, swelling and night cramps, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and start of the treatment are the key.

What to do?

  • To avoid serious, invasive procedures, it is worth taking vessel sealing medicine, e.g. Diohespan Max with maximum dose of diosmin – 1000 mg in 1 tablet.
  • Take care of physical activity. This is a very important element of the prevention of varicose veins.
  • Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. If your work requires staying in one position, change it as often as possible.
  • Rest with your feet raised up – this position improves the circulation of blood.
  • Watch out for weight gain. Extra kilograms are conducive to the development of varicose veins.
  • Avoid hot baths, excessive sun exposure and saunas – high temperatures are conducive to the development of varicose veins.
  • Avoid lifting heavy items and crossing your legs while sitting.
  • Perform water massages, pouring cold and hot water alternately on the body – such massage is beneficial for blood circulation.
  • Wear airy, loose and breathable clothing, which cause no oppression.
  • Massage feet and calves, starting from the ankles and moving up towards the thighs.
  • Take vitamin C, which improves the elasticity of the veins.

Preventive exercises

We present a set of simple exercises, so that you can guard against varicose veins of the legs or relieve their symptoms. With their help you will get rid of the heaviness in legs or painful swelling. This guide is divided into two parts: exercises to perform at home and at work.

What tests do?

Doppler echocardiography is one of the basic tests used in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, by which one can assess the condition of blood vessels and the movement of blood in the veins and arteries. The test is performed using an ultrasonography device with a special adapter which allows to measure the blood flow through the vessels. There is no age limit for performing the test (even small children can be tested) and it can be repeated many times. The test is performed on the order of a physician.

Photoplethysmography is yet another method of testing the capacity of the venous system. Painless and non-invasive, it involves placing a special optical sensor, which examines the conditions of the veins and the efficiency of the blood flow, on the skin of the legs.