Phlebology is a specialized section of cardiovascular surgery that studies the anatomy, physiology of blood circulation, as well as diseases of venous vessels, issues of their prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Treatment of venous diseases is carried out in departments of vascular pathology or phlebological centers by phlebologists (Greek – phlebo – vein and logos – science, knowledge).

Venous diseases today are one of the most common diseases of the vascular system, these are diseases of young people of working age, mainly from 25 to 45 years old. Untimely treatment of venous pathology is fraught with dire consequences, up to disability and death.

The venous system of the body consists of an extensive network of veins – vessels through which blood moves from organs and tissues to the heart and lungs. When moving from the lower extremities to the heart, the blood flow overcomes gravity. The function of a pump that pushes blood up through the veins is performed by muscles that contract when walking, and valves on the inner lining of the veins prevent the return flow of blood. Defects of venous valves play an essential role in the development of venous diseases: varicose veins and its consequences – chronic venous insufficiency, trophic ulcers, thrombophlebitis.

Symptoms of venous diseases requiring immediate treatment by a phlebologist include fatigue, heaviness, cramps and pain in the legs, swelling, vascular dilation on the legs, the appearance of areas of discoloration and compaction of the skin and subcutaneous tissues.

To assess the degree of venous circulation disorder and to choose further treatment tactics, diagnostics is carried out using ultrasound duplex scanning and ultrasound Dopplerography – modern high-precision methods for studying the condition of blood vessels. In the treatment of venous pathology, conservative methods (drug and compression therapy), non-surgical endovasal methods (laser coagulation, sclerosing therapy of veins) and surgical methods of treatment are used.

In modern phlebology, low-traumatic methods of treating venous diseases based on the use of endoscopic, laser, radiofrequency technologies have become widespread, allowing to minimize complications and the period of rehabilitation after the intervention. Timely treatment allows you to achieve a good cosmetic result, which is especially important for women suffering from diseases of the veins of the lower extremities.

To prevent the development of diseases of the veins of the lower extremities, phlebologists advise to follow simple, but very effective rules.

  • Exclude prolonged standing on your feet, sitting in the “foot on foot”
    position
  • Avoid squeezing the vessels of the legs with tight clothes and elastic bands, wearing high heels
  • To improve venous outflow from the lower extremities during rest, it is necessary to give the legs an elevated position relative to the trunk
  • To strengthen the leg muscles, self-massage should be carried out, exercise therapy should be done, and a contrast shower should be taken
  • Avoid hot baths, frequent visits to baths, saunas, excessive tanning
  • To reduce the viscosity of blood and the tendency to form blood clots, increase the amount of fluid intake to 2 liters per day
  • With the initial manifestations of varicose veins, as well as for the purpose of its prevention during pregnancy, it is recommended to use medical compression knitwear

And, of course, you should visit a phlebologist at least once a year, even if nothing bothers you. Following these tips, you will always be able to walk through life with an easy and confident gait.

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