As you know, varicose veins are formed as a result of poor blood circulation, but it can also happen that sometimes the blood condenses to create dangerous clots that completely obstruct proper circulation. How to prevent this pathology? What are the most common symptoms of venous thrombosis?
To answer these questions, today we propose an article about this theme, so that you can rest assured and enjoy good health.
What is venous thrombosis?
The name of this pathology immediately clears up any doubt: venous thrombosis or DVT. This problem originates from a blood clot that is created within a vein of our body. This is usually a deep vein and almost always localized in the area where the circulation is worse, ie in the thighs and calves.
The greatest risk is that this thrombus can move from this area of the legs and flow into the bloodstream of our body up to, for example, a pulmonary artery. It’s a big risk that it’s better not to run.
This problem mainly affects people aged 50 to 60, although young women should not underestimate it, since it always depends on the state of their varicose veins.
According to the doctors, the clots or clots are more easily dispersed inside the bloodstream when they are in the highest part of our legs, or in the thighs. This is why it is very important to carry out periodic checks and, if your specialist thinks it is good to intervene, do it for your own health.
Symptoms of a venous thrombosis in the legs
What are the symptoms that warn us that we are suffering from venous thrombosis? In the first place it is good to know that you can suffer from two types of thrombosis, a more superficial and a more severe one, which obviously involves a greater risk. Consider the symptoms associated with each problem:
1. Superficial venous thrombosis: according to what is reported by the doctors, in this case it is easier to understand the problem. You will realize that some areas of the varicose veins have become larger and form a sort of branching that will be hard to the touch and blue in color. They are very evident and, moreover, very painful. You will feel the area very hot and almost unbearable pressure at the end of the day. Attention should be paid to this type of superficial thrombosis because, in addition to being the first step towards the next type of thrombosis, it causes infections, such as phlebitis.
2. Deep vein thrombosis: unfortunately, when a superficial thrombosis turns into deep thrombosis, you will not realize it. However, please pay attention to the following symptoms:
- High pressure in the area of the most obvious and inflamed varicose veins;
- High burning of the same area :;
- Tingling that starts from the legs and goes up to the groin;
- Very hard and rigid legs;
- Be careful when you see that the skin turns blue, or when it becomes pale. This can be caused by the difficulty with which the arterial blood reaches the affected area.
Can venous thrombosis be prevented?
It is good that you know that varicose veins almost always have a genetic origin. The hereditary factor and improper lifestyle habits, in which the sedentary lifestyle is combined with an inadequate diet and overweight, will favor the appearance of varicose veins.
When you see the first varicose veins appear on your legs, it will be time to start striving so that you do not get to suffer superficial vein thrombosis:
- Exercise every day, for example, walking for half an hour every day helps a lot. Swimming or cycling are also two excellent options;
- Wash your legs with cold water;
- Avoid salt in your diet, as well as sugar, fats, sweets, carbonated drinks, refined white flours, etc. That is to say, eliminate all those foods that make you suffer from poor blood circulation.
- Drink plenty of fluids, natural juices and herbal teas like horse tail, mint or rosemary;
- There is a plant particularly suitable for treating varicose veins: it is the chestnut of India. You can find it in the pharmacy; it is really effective in the treatment of superficial varicose veins.
- In case you have already suffered from primary venous thrombosis and your veins are very evident and tend to blue very visible, consult your doctor to inform you about a possible operation. The risk of suffering from a thrombus before time will always be present: it is like a very dangerous “Sword of Damocles”. Always follow the advice of your doctor.