Varices: what to do?
Since the disease of varicose veins is very common, a lot of drugs are available for its treatment. But are they as effective as advertising claims? Let's discuss what is proposed to do if a person is diagnosed with varicose veins.
Remedies for varicose veins
These medicines are not able to relieve varicose veins, but they can relieve heaviness in the legs, prevent swelling and convulsions. Popular among them are: Troksevazin, Venoruton, Detralex, etc.
Creams and gels
These drugs can not significantly affect the venous vessels, they, as well as venotonics, only relieve some symptoms. For example, with thrombophlebitis, drugs with heparin are prescribed (Gepatrombin, Lioton, Thrombophob, etc.). The active substances penetrate the blood through the skin and dilute it, preventing the inflammatory process.
The use of elastic fixation bandages makes it possible to imitate the situation that the veins are healthy. There is a redistribution of blood flow from the enlarged veins, eliminated stagnation of blood.In this case, of course, the very cause of varicose veins does not disappear anywhere.
So what really helps to get rid of this disease?
What to do with varicose veins
Treatment of varicose veins is prescribed by a phlebologist and consists of the following methods.
This non-surgical method in which a special liquid preparation (sclerosant) is injected into the vessel and glues the vein from the inside. After a while, it disappears completely. Blood can no longer overcome this area and is redistributed through healthy veins.
Actively used in Europe and America, in Russia, this practice was introduced recently. The method consists in introducing a radio-frequency catheter into the affected veins, which “brews” them from the inside, acting on microwaves. The catheter is equipped with sensors that monitor the process of thermal exposure and assess its effectiveness and usefulness.
The high-energy laser “solders” the veins without cuts. Through a puncture, a special fiber is injected into the affected vein, a spasm occurs, the lumen inside the vein closes and it is eliminated from the bloodstream.Over time, it is replaced by connective tissue.
In advanced cases, when eczema and trophic ulcers appear, the radical method remains - surgery. Patient veins are removed surgically, and the blood flow in the body is normalized.
On this topic, we also recommend reading a useful article from our resource How to treat varicose veins.
Traditional methods of treatment of varicose veins
Regarding traditional medicine, it can be said that their action is similar to pharmaceutical medicines and consists in alleviating the symptoms: relieving pain, swelling, itching. To cope with all these symptoms will help the following recipe.
Broth hop ordinary
Hop cones (1 tablespoon) are crushed, poured a glass of boiling water, and incubated for a quarter of an hour in a water bath. The finished broth is allowed to cool, filter and take 1 tbsp. three times a day. Each time the broth is prepared anew.