Heavy legs alert – how to prevent the symptoms
Dr. Octavio Cosin angiologist and vascular surgeon, responsible for the vascular area at Delarra Clinic, tells us in this article about the connection between heat and the problem of Leg heaviness. Spring and the beginning of
Dr. Octavio Cosin angiologist and vascular surgeon, responsible for the vascular area at Delarra Clinic, tells us in this article about the connection between heat and the problem of Leg heaviness.
Spring and the beginning of summer are bringing us longer days and pleasant temperatures, unfortunately, they also tend to be associated with LEG HEAVINESS.
The heat is, without doubt, one of the elements that will most affect those who suffer from CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY, whether or not they have visible varicose veins.
But in the same circumstance that makes this worse, we can also use it to combat this heaviness and even pain. For this, Dr. Octavio Cosin suggests that we take advantage of these pleasant temperatures and increased daylight hours by taking long walks. Walking probably is the most powerful as well as the most affordable “medicine” we have at our disposal to improve the circulation in our legs.
We should walk at a good pace or on flat ground if possible, for at least 1 hour and ideally at least 3-5 days a week and It is a habit that we should start now and maintain all year round.
It is also the time to walk with your legs immersed in water if you are lucky enough to live near the sea. Water has a double-edged benefit due to the venoconstriction produced by the low temperature and the hydrostatic pressure it exerts on our tissues, facilitating venous drainage.
However, for those cases that symptoms persist even after having taken the indications we mention above, at Clinica Delarra, they give us some natural remedies that are the following:
Phytotherapy, or therapy using plant extracts, has been used for years to relieve the symptoms of venous insufficiency. Well-designed studies have demonstrated the moderate effectiveness of these natural active ingredients. None of them alone is clearly superior to the others which is why many specialist shops sell them in combinations.
The main families of derivatives that can be distinguished are:
1) Phlebotonics (venous tonics, which improve the tone of the venous wall to facilitate venous return).
- RUSCO (Ruscus Aculeatus)
- CHESTNUT (Aesculus hippocastanum)
- HAMAMMELIS (Hamemmelis virginiana)
2) Decrease in capillary permeability (improve oedema and swelling)
- RUDA FETIDA (Ruda graveolens)
- SOPHORA JAPONICA
- BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium mirtillus)
- RED VINE (Vitis vinifera)
The team of Clinica Delarra also inform us about a substance called Ginko biloba that is used in the field of neurology (memory) and otorhinolaryngology (vertigo, tinnitus). They got many comments on this that patients who have taken this substance for other purposes (memory problems or vertigo) have noticed a clear improvement in the symptoms of venous insufficiency in their legs.
However, if all these measures fail to release these symptoms, perhaps the time has come to visit your vascular surgeon, who can study the origin of these discomforts and propose the best and most effective treatment for your problem.
At Clinica Delarra, they are specialists in varicose veins, they can help you, answer any questions you may have, and solve the problem itself, whatever type of problem it may be.
Therefore trust in the most professional experts and ask for your appointment at Delarra clinic today.
From the first consultation which is completely free of charge, they will advise you on the treatments that best suit your needs. For more information, please visit their website or find them on social media.
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