Speaking of varicose veins, there are many such friends around Dr. Clove, and to everyone’s distress, these [little earthworms] crawling on their legs seem to have come and are not going to leave.
Do I have to have surgery in this situation?
Is it really useful to wear that stretch sock?
Faced with such problems, Dr. Clove specially invited Teacher Fan Zeyang of Vascular Surgery. He will talk to you about varicose veins, a common disease, and take you to look at your legs scientifically.
Do I have varicose veins?
It’s hard to say, this needs to ask the doctor.
Varicose veins usually appear on the legs, such as the inner side of the lower leg, ankle and rear of the lower leg, but they can also appear in other parts of the body.
After appearing varicose veins, the lower leg and other parts may feel [heavy], itchy, acid distending pain swelling, etc. These uncomfortable feelings will generally worsen in the afternoon and evening, and will worsen after standing for a long time and relieve after rest. More serious times, even skin discoloration and ulceration.
However, most people’s varicose veins are relatively light, only to see a small number of blood vessels protruding in the lower leg, which has little impact on the body, but it is not very beautiful when looking at the leg.
Who is easy to get varicose veins?
Varicose veins are related to personal living habits, working environment and heredity.
The following kinds of people are more prone to varicose veins, such as:
- Patients with varicose veins at home; People who stand or sit for a long time: such as waiters, salespeople, teachers, doctors, etc. Maternal; A person who carries heavy loads for a long time; Fat people.
Of course, this does not mean that as long as you are one of the above kinds of people, you will definitely get varicose veins, but the probability of illness is slightly higher than others.
Varicose veins, should pay attention to what in life?
If the situation is relatively light, you can do this in your life:
1. Raise your legs.
You can raise your legs during rest, such as… put your legs on the table. Yes, it is the posture that looks a little arrogant. You can also find a pillow to raise your legs during sleep, which is conducive to venous blood flow.
2. Avoid standing and sitting for a long time.
Regular activities, always need to get up to eat, drink and scatter.
3. Wear medical elastic socks.
This method can promote venous blood reflux and reduce swelling, but the [small earthworms] that have appeared cannot be worn back by wearing elastic socks. It can only help prevent and relieve the disease.
4. Take medicine.
If the lower leg has the feeling of soreness, you can take the medicine orally under the guidance of a professional doctor, and don’t behave in such a way.
How to choose and wear elastic socks?
Stretch socks are mainly worn when walking at ordinary times and taken off when lying down and resting. General hospitals, pharmacies and shopping websites can buy them.
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These are silk stockings. They don’t work.
The following are medical elastic socks-
You can choose the appropriate length according to your actual situation.
Then the question arises, which length of elastic socks is more suitable for you?
At least the uppermost end of the varicose vein needs to be covered.
It is better to let professionals help you measure. If you feel too troublesome and want to measure yourself, stand barelegged after getting up in the morning. The following points should be paid attention to:
1. The length from the sole of the foot to the knee bend.
2. The circumference of the thinnest ankle.
3. The circumference of the thickest part of the lower leg.
4. If you need to wear elastic socks beyond your knees, you need to measure the length from the sole of your foot to the bottom of your buttocks and the circumference of the thickest part of your thigh.
Well, we are talking about science, not looking at legs.
However, it should also be reminded that elastic socks are not suitable for everyone.
- Patients with moderate to severe arteriosclerosis are not recommended to wear it, or should use it carefully under the guidance of vascular surgeons. People with ulcer and infection are not recommended to wear it. It is not recommended for people whose skin is allergic to silicone or who are allergic to elastic sock materials.
Do you need to see a doctor?
Varicose veins are chronic diseases, which can be relieved by rest, elastic socks and drug treatment. Doctors can help determine the disease condition by asking medical history and simple physical examination.
If the situation requires, the patient will also be asked to undergo some examinations, such as B-ultrasound examination, to assess the severity of the disease and exclude other diseases. When necessary, the doctor will recommend surgical treatment.
Therefore, if there is a problem, find a doctor and hand over important decisions to professional people.