Varicose Veins Can Be Treated Simply By Taking Rest with Elevated Legs
Varicose veins has become very common among Indian women. About 30 to 40% women suffer from varicose veins & the occurrence seems to be increasing all around the world. Varicose veins is a common problem but is mostly ignored by the patients as it does not bother the normal functioning of the body in its initial stages. It is important for women to be equipped with the knowledge of this disease.Pain appears in late stages when complications take place.
What are Varicose Veins?
It is the disease of mainly lower limb (Leg) veins.
It makes the veins of Legs dilated & tortuous.
It occurs when your veins become enlarged, dilated and overfilled with blood.
It is bluish-purple or red color.
It often appears swollen and raised.
What are the symptoms?
A sore or hefty feeling in your legs
Burning, hurting, muscle cramping and bulge in your lower legs
Exacerbated pain after sitting or standing for long periods of time
Itching and irritation around one or more of your veins
Factors affecting Varicose Veins in Women
Age-The risk of varicose veins in women increases with age. Similar is the case with men but women tending to be more prone. Aging causes wear and tear on the valves in the veins.
Women are more likely to develop the condition. Hormonal variations during pregnancy, pre-menstruation or menopause may also contribute as factors.
Hereditary – If other family members have suffered from varicose veins, chances are that you will too.
Being overweight is the most common factor as it stresses out and puts additional pressure on your veins.
Standing or sitting for long periods of time – This factor is common among the working women of today as they have to either sit at one place or stand and work so the blood flow becomes improper.
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