Everything about varicose veins and varicose socks
In Western nations, it's estimated that about 40% of people suffer from varicose veins, and most of them are unaware of their disease and do not seek treatment. Unfortunately, varicose veins are more common in women in their 40s and 50s than in other age groups.
In addition to gender and pregnancy, family history, prolonged standing, aging, high weight, as well as the use of hormonal drugs are also factoring in varicose veins.
The arteries that carry healthy blood from the heart to the rest of the body have thick, muscular walls that have elastic tissue. The veins return blood from the body to the heart, the walls of which are muscular, and there is a network of valves inside them that open only to the heart. When blood moves through the veins, the valves open in turn to allow the blood to move forward, then close to prevent the blood from flowing back. In varicose veins, these valves do not work well as blood collects in the veins and the muscles cannot easily move blood to the heart. In this case, instead of flowing from one valve to another, the blood collects in the vein, the venous pressure and the possibility of venous congestion increase, and the swollen vein becomes twisted.
Causes of exacerbation:
Any condition that puts too much pressure on the legs or abdomen can lead to varicose veins. The most common pressure during pregnancy is in obese people or people who stand for a long time. Chronic constipation and in some rare cases tumors can also cause varicose veins.
Who is most at risk for this disease?
Pregnant women, obese people, employees, hairdressers, traffic police, surgeons, teachers, and soldiers are among those who are more prone to varicose veins.
Exercises that are done in a steady-state with a lot of pressure, such as weightlifting, machine work, and bodybuilding, disrupt blood circulation in the foot and may aggravate varicose veins.
To prevent varicose veins from developing and progressing, it is recommended that you avoid standing still for long periods of time. If your job is to stand up, try to keep your feet in place and move your legs and stretch and contract your muscles in place. In addition, exercising and preventing overweight can be helpful. Put your feet up as soon as you can. This rests the foot and improves venous circulation.
Among the treatment options for varicose veins, especially in the early stages, is to perform movements to keep the blood from settling in the legs, and in the later stages, this disease can be treated with the help of medicine, specialized exercises, esophageal therapy, laser, and so on.
Varicose socks are also one of the recommended and effective treatments.
Varicose socks have been used since 1848; Varicose socks have improved a lot over time. This standard product exerts a controlled amount of pressure on the foot, the maximum pressure on the wrist, which gradually decreases above it. (Gently presses the legs to increase blood flow); This sock improves blood flow, reduces leg pain, and helps prevent swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
The most important thing about varicose socks is to wear them constantly and change them regularly. Over time, each varicose sock loses its elasticity and effectiveness. Varicose socks last about 4-6 months if kept well.
There are different types of varicose socks on the market, and each type is used for different reasons. This product is available in different colors, models and sizes for different people, and choosing the best type is very effective in the speed of the treatment process and the comfort of the person.
The foot should be measured for the exact size of the sock. For the most accurate measurement, it is best to take this measurement in the morning, at which time your foot has the least amount of swelling.