Saying that varicose veins are usually blue or purple and manifest as enlarged veins, Op. Dr. Sıdıka Altop said: “Varicose veins can sometimes be swollen or in the form of knots and can cause pain, swelling, burning, itching and a feeling of heaviness in the legs.”
“THE FIGURE OF SEEN IN WOMEN”
Saying that the incidence of varicose veins is higher in women than in men, Op. Dr Altop said: “Hormonal changes can increase the risk of varicose veins, especially in pregnant and menopausal women. The increased blood volume during pregnancy, the pressure of the uterus on the vessels and the relaxing effect of the hormone progesterone on the vessel walls can predispose are for the formation of varicose veins. The incidence of varicose veins may increase with age. As we age, the elasticity of the vessels decreases and the vessel walls weaken. This increases the likelihood of varicose veins. In addition, the increase in sitting time affects with age also increases blood circulation and contributes to the formation of varicose veins. If there is a genetic predisposition in the family, this is an important factor in the formation of varicose veins. If there are relatives who have varicose veins, the chance of varicose veins Excess weight is also a very important factor in the formation of varicose veins.
“There are FIVE TYPES OF TREATMENT METHODS”
Emphasizing that varicose veins are not usually a serious health problem, but in some cases can cause aesthetic problems and complications, Op. Dr. Altop said: “There are five types of treatment methods for varicose veins. These are compression therapy, sclerotherapy, laser therapy, foam sclerotherapy and surgical treatment. The method to be adopted is determined by the patient’s condition, the size of the varicose veins and the severity of the the symptoms.
“THE RISK OF STANDING UP CAN BE REDUCE WITH A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE”
Saying that preventing the formation of varicose veins is by adopting a healthy lifestyle, Op. Dr Altop said: “The risk of varicose veins can be significantly reduced by adopting a healthy lifestyle and adopting habits that support circulation. The risk of varicose veins can be reduced by adopting behaviors such as exercise, healthy eating, weight management, regular leg exercises, avoiding sitting and standing for long periods of time, and avoiding the use of high heels.