When varicose veins, blood becomes stored inside the valves of the blood vessels, causing the veins to dilate and swell. This process is accompanied by their color change. The veins, as a rule, on the legs, are purple or blue in color, become noticeable (protrude on the surface of the skin). Varicose veins are considered a cosmetic defect, but some people who are susceptible to this condition will experience a medical condition.
Drugs for varicose veins relieve the following symptoms:
- pain (especially when walking);
- puffiness under the eyes;
- feeling of heaviness (or fullness) at the localized site of varicose veins;
- convulsions (more often at night);
- skin changes and concomitant pathologies (dermatitis, eczema) appear.
Important! It is not possible to completely cure varicose veins, but different treatments help to limit the manifestations of the pathology and its further development.
How to recognize the first signs of varicose veins?
To start varicose veins on time, you need to be aware of the symptoms of an impending disease. There are 6 stages of varicose veins:
- onset of the disease, indicated by edema, heaviness in the legs and nighttime cramps of the muscles in the lower legs, changes in temperature of the legs at night - they are hot or cold;
- the first stage is characterized by the appearance of spider veins;
- on day two, the veins thicken and form nodules on them;
- on the third day, severely swollen legs were added in the evening.
The last two stages are the formation of nutritional ulcers. Skin discoloration on the legs in the affected areas should also be a warning. It has a brown color. The greatest success in treatment can be achieved in the early and early stages. So, right from the first symptoms, need to see a doctor and conduct treatment.
The problem of varicose veins is especially acute for pregnant and lactating mothers. The manifestations of the disease worsen the condition and the ability to treat the disease is limited. Therefore, to evaluate the drug for varicose veins, we will pay attention to its possible use in these phases.
Drug classes for varicose veins
To treat varicose veins, several drugs are used: ointments, creams, tablets, injections. All drugs fall into one of the following groups:
- Dissociation. Pain reliever and concomitant symptoms (fever, burning, headache). They also tend to thin the blood. With varicose veins, drugs from this group are usually prescribed in the form of tablets or solution for injection.
- Phlebotonics. They are used in the treatment of chronic varicose veins. The drug increases the elasticity of blood vessels and strengthens the vessel wall, as well as improves blood microcirculation. With prolonged use, the drug relieves symptoms of varicose veins and prevents further development of the pathology.
- Anticoagulants. Blood thinners. They are used to reduce venous visibility, reduce swelling. They have a primarily aesthetic effect.
- Antioxidant. They are used to accelerate the flow of fluids, increase elasticity and strengthen blood vessels. Antioxidants help to counter the cosmetic manifestations of varicose veins (reticular veins), but they also have a therapeutic effect.
Also during the treatment, the doctor may prescribe decongestants, physiological saline injection.
Important! In addition to drugs, cannabis is used to combat symptoms of varicose veins. It may be a special stocking or tights to limit the progression of the disease.
A disrupting drug or anti-platelet aggregation should only be used after consulting a doctor or for a short period of time. Medicines of this group thin the blood, so they can cause a number of side effects:
- prolonged bleeding;
- reduces blood pressure (blood pressure);
- dizziness, feeling unwell.
Important! An absolute contraindication to their use is heart failure (regardless of the stage of the disease).
Using acetylsalicylic acid by yourself is very dangerous, as side effects can develop (especially a sharp decrease in the rate of blood clotting).
Important! Antiplatelet agents, together with anticoagulants, increase the risk of thrombotic formation, so the use of drugs from these groups is recommended separately.
Preparations of the phlebotonics group have a complex effect on the body. With varicose veins, they perform the main therapeutic functions: they increase the elasticity of the blood vessels and stabilize the flow of the blood.
The most effective substances in this category:
- Rutoside. Refers to vitamin P group. This substance is contained in several dosage forms (especially in tablet form). Rutoside is found in vegetables, fruits, and berries.
- Pentoxifylline. It has a positive effect on blood microcirculation and its rheological properties (fluidity, ductility). The drug Pentoxifylline also works on the blood vessels to increase their elasticity.
- Hesperidin. It reduces the elasticity of the veins, reduces blood congestion and the permeability of the capillary wall. Also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The preparations of this heading are derived from natural compounds. Due to its natural origin, the drug has the least side effects.
Preparations of the group of anticoagulants have anticoagulant properties. One popular drug in this category is Heparin. It is a direct acting drug. It comes in the form of an injection solution. It is administered intravenously (in particularly severe cases) or subcutaneously (as part of complex therapy).
Important! The above drugs are not intended for bleeding and pregnancy. In addition, anticoagulants are not recommended for women during lactation (who are breastfeeding).
Antioxidants are commonly used to prevent or reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. These drugs are optional.
To relieve the pain symptoms caused by varicose veins, you need to take a warm or hot bath, exercise and shower more often. Set of exercises depending on the stage of the disease.
In addition, exposure to direct sunlight (and in principle any heating of the pathological localization area) also helps with varicose veins. But when using this method, it is important to pay attention to using products with sun protection factors, in order not to accelerate skin aging and increase the risk of developing cancer.
Tablets for varicose veins
Self-medication for varicose veins is the most common method of treatment. The Internet has so many wonderful recipes of apple cider vinegar, leeches and other miraculous technologies, and our fellow citizens are willing to believe this. Varicose veins can now be cured cheaply or even free of charge by certified specialists, but magicians are still very popular. Possibly, these are the remnants of our ancestors' original communal system. It is only the pain that makes a person run after a doctor, we will diligently apply a variety of uncomplicated varicose veins in the hope that one day they will resolve it.
Drugs for treating varicose veins
The vast majority of people, choose between surgical treatment for any disease (in our case varicose veins) and possible non-invasive treatment, possibly capsules, Varicose tablets, gels, ointments, herbs and infusions, especially if from all screens they will play about their effectiveness and the uselessness of any activity. The amount of information that stuns patients with the number of advertisements for varicose veins and drugs across all federal channels where happy girls can easily run out after applying the magic creamor take magic pills.
So what to do and what drugs to take in case of varicose veins?
Before suggesting to contact our center, we will let you know about really effective methods that can ease the course of the disease.
In this section we propose to forget about the incredibly effective pills that "help" cure varicose veins and keep in mind the traditional proven methods.
Massage and bathe for people with varicose veins
Massage, unlike many of the inexpensive massages advertised, is an active treatment for varicose veins, helps prevent edema, removes puffiness, fatigue of the lower extremities and reducesbody fatigue.
Creative Vascular Center applies all types of modern massage, especially for pathologies of the lymphatic and venous systems. Among the exclusive methods - the technology of massage of the lymph drainage with a bandage, which helps to reduce chronic venous insufficiency very effectively.
In chronic venous insufficiency, massage is used to eliminate increased venous pressure in varicose veins and post-thrombotic syndrome. The combination of this technology with the bandage can effectively eliminate all clinical manifestations of the disease.
Massage therapy is a very effective remedy for the symptoms of varicose veins in the legs, but it only provides temporary relief. We use manual lymph drainage in patients with severe edema in patients with varicose veins. There is no need to be afraid of “tearing a blood clot” with such a treatment, but in the case of an exacerbation it should not be used.
But bathing is a completely different story: with varicose veins, thrombophlebitis or thrombotic postpartum disease, is very dangerous. Any heat stress can cause the formation of blood clots in deep veins, which carry the flow of blood, with all subsequent consequences. Dehydration in the bath leads to "thickening" of the blood. Don't let yourself take unnecessary risks. The varicose veins in the shower will not go away, and thrombophlebitis may occur.
Laser therapy for varicose veins
Varicose veins - disease that does not tolerate deposition in treatment. Without proper attention to the course of the disease, a person, inadvertently aggravates his condition, increases the likelihood of surgery.
Medicine is evolving day by day and the good news is that today there is an alternative to surgical intervention - the treatment of varicose veins with a laser.
A laser varicose treatment is an effective method similar to surgery, but is completely painless.Unlike a drug, a special advantage is its speed. Laser therapy is used in hospitals, beauty salons, when it is necessary to eliminate the condition of slightly varicose veins - spider veins.
At first, the doctor injected the patient with painkillers and used a laser to glue the damaged veins. After such a procedure, the patient must wear compressed underwear for one year.
First results visible within 5-7 months after laser treatment. Many patients prefer this solution because laser treatment, unlike pills and other drugs, is fast, cheap, effective and painless.
Folk remedies for varicose veins
Sometimes when it occurs due to an individual intolerance to any drugs and oral tablets, a person is forced to abandon traditional varicose treatments.No need to be sad, as natural ingredients are included in the same store's creams, ointments, and other preparations.On their own they add many harmful chemicals.
However, it must not be forgotten that all folk remedies are only effective in the early stages of varicose veins. Traditional medicine recipes, like traditional medicines, are aimed at improving blood circulation.
Before effective drugs in the fight against varicose veins appeared, our ancestors used homemade creams, ointments, infusions, birch leaf lotions, chestnut, burdock, apple cider vinegar, hops, calendula. Such medications for vacuum pain are worse than many modern drugs and expensive pills.
For example, a natural medicine from crushed Kalanchoe leaves laced into the foot is rubbed into the leg for a month, the pain syndrome disappears and the venous meshes get less attention. Such a natural preparation works quite well and is clearly not inferior to pills.
With obvious symptoms bringing inconvenience and discomfort to everyday life and a suspected varicose leg varicose veins, you don't need to prescribe medications and medications independently. You should see a vein doctor, who will choose a professional remedy for varicose veins.
In folk medicine, the first taste belongs to the horse chestnut. The effectiveness of the treatment of varicose veins is due to the content of several substances in the plant:
- escin strengthens blood vessel walls, dilates blood and has antibacterial effects;
- esculin prevents the formation of vascular networks (strengthens capillaries and other small vessels) and blood clots; Tannins
- is able to bind protein and fix it on the vascular wall, thereby increasing its strength;
- rutin reduces the permeability of the vessel wall;
- kaempferol helps in tissue regeneration, ulcer healing and anti-cancer effects.
Results of using horse chestnut-based folk remedies will be achieved with the course of treatment. Manifestation is reduced edema, swelling of the veins, more severe, itching and pain free. The downside of horse chestnuts is incurable disease during pregnancy and lactation. Like any folk remedy, it is just an addition to drug therapy. The effective drug was created on the basis of an extract of horse chestnut.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Even official medicine recognizes its benefits for the treatment of varicose veins. A large amount of useful substances - acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals - allow you to fight several manifestations of varicose veins at the same time. Applying apple cider vinegar allows:
- normalizes vascular tone;
- increases the elasticity of the skin and avoids the thinning that accompanies the disease;
- removes swelling;
- to increase the tonicity of smooth muscles;
- reduces inflammation due to the antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar.
Commercial apple cider vinegar is not suitable for treating varicose veins. Homemade version is easy to make with fresh apples. There are two possible ways - external and internal. For baths, gauze, swabs and douches, concentrated vinegar is used. As for oral administration, it must be diluted. This tool can be used only in the absence of a blood clot risk.
Support for compression
Compression socks and knee-high socks are 50% of the success of varicose therapy. Their main purpose is to improve the functioning of the venous valve mechanism, the venous-muscle pump and the microcirculation, i. e. the capillary's ability to absorb extracellular fluid. These goals are achieved by putting pressure on muscles in specific locations. There are spare underwear, underwear. The more severe the stage of the disease, the more pressure will be put on wearing socks. Preventive drugs are sold free of charge, drugs are only available by prescription.
Dressing the wound
Late stage of varicose veins is characterized by the appearance of trophic ulcers. This is a serious condition that often requires hospital treatment and nursing care. To treat trophic ulcers, different means are used depending on the condition and the stage of treatment. One of them is a bandage to help clean the wound and absorb secretions.
Our review is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to use the above varicose treatments. Specific appointments may only be made by the attending physician, based on the patient's condition and the individual characteristics of his body.
Effective drug to prevent thrombosis in varicose veins
Thrombophlebitis is a common complication of varicose veins of the lower extremities, especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Low molecular weight heparin is a drug that has been shown to prevent blood vessel thrombosis. To prevent thrombophlebitis after varicose veins treatment in our clinic we use oral pills. The course of drug therapy is 7 days after laser or radio frequency intervention.
It is better to consult with a vein doctor and then, as a more educated specialist, he will conduct a comprehensive examination and prescribe a full treatmentsufficient, including drug therapy (the best tablet for obnoxious varicose veins), but still the most effective cure for varicose veins - laser coagulation.
Remember the best remedy for any disease and even varicose veins is an active and healthy lifestyle. The outdoor, therapeutic exercises strengthen the vein walls better than any pill. A reasonable regime of work and rest, using an overhead position to reduce leg stress, and swimming in the ocean and in pools - these are the best preventive measures. Do not assume that if the antistax label says "made from grape leaves" on the packaging, they are no longer chemical preparations. Why poison yourself with ineffective drugs, if not able to get rid of varicose veins with their help.