Treatment of vascular asterisks on the legs with modern methods and folk remedies
Red or blue patterned veins on the legs, resembling a reticulum, most often disturb the female half of the population. In medicine, this manifestation on the skin is called telangiectasia, we call these "mesh" on the legs vascular asterisks. They have an unattractive and unaesthetic appearance, do not cause discomfort, but their presence indicates abnormalities in the body, which need to pay close attention.
- The causes of the appearance of vascular asterisks on the legs
- Treatment of vascular asterisks on the legs
- Vascular sprouts on legs, treatment with folk remedies
- Physical exercises to improve venous flow, increase vascular tone
- Prevention of vascular asterisks on the legs
The causes of the appearance of vascular asterisks on the legs
Vascular asterisks appear on the legs and face and are the result of a malfunction of the capillary system, when small blood vessels expand due to certain factors, swell and become noticeable inside the dermis (the surface layer of the skin). Since women do not have a skin as thick as men, the problem of vascular asterisks is more likely to arise in front of them, and the light-skinned women are most prone to problems.
Many of us think that the vascular asterisks are a purely aesthetic problem, but it is not just an innocuous cosmetic defect, it is a manifestation of high blood pressure in a certain area of the circulatory system, as well as a signal of loss of vascular tone and deformation. Constant heaviness and fatigue in the legs, pain in the legs and swelling, cramps and spasms in the muscles of the legs, most often at night, predisposes to the appearance of vascular asterisks.
Manifestation of varicose veins can be diverse, so even with small vascular phenomena under the skin, you should contact a specialist-phlebologist. The effectiveness and success of treatment depends on the time of contact with a doctor after the first vascular manifestations.
The main reasons for the appearance of vascular asterisks are:
- hereditary factors (weakness of connective tissues);
- disorders of the hormonal background as a result of menopause, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal contraceptives or medications;
- diseases or malfunctions in the functioning of the liver, intestines, heart, circulatory system and endocrine system, diseases in women of gynecological nature;
- loss of vascular tone against the background of age-related changes in the body;
- overweight, obesity;
- abuse of sunbathing (including solarium);
- constant load on the legs on the background of the need to spend a lot of time standing or long wearing high heels;
- trauma of the skin due to frostbite or deep peels;
- bad habits (alcohol, smoking);
- venous disease (couperose, varicose veins).
Video: Vascular surgeon Igor Brodsky in the program "Domovodstvo".
Treatment of vascular asterisks on the legs
Today, there are quite invasive and conservative techniques that allow you to effectively and quickly get rid of the spider veins on your legs. Invasive methods include sclerotherapy, laser photocoagulation, electrocoagulation, ozone therapy , radio wave surgery. All these methods have their advantages, but they have some contraindications (pregnancy, lactation period, allergic reactions). Laser photocoagulation, for example, is not performed on tanned and swarthy skin, besides, no one does ultrasound before laser coagulation, therefore, there is no complete information on the state of the vessels. In some cases, radical methods of treatment of vascular asterisks can lead to the return of telangiectasias, the appearance of scars and spots.
Sclerotherapy is considered today one of the most effective and safe methods of correction of asterisks. The technique assumes a minimum of limitations and contraindications, with a fairly persistent result. During the procedure, a sclerosant is injected into the damaged blood vessel with a thin needle, a substance that helps to stick together the walls of the problem veins or capillaries. After a few weeks from the stars on the skin of the legs will not remain a trace. Wearing compression underwear during the treatment period is mandatory (it creates the necessary pressure and speeds up the gluing of the walls of the vessels), which creates some inconvenience and discomfort.
Video: Techniques of sclerotherapy for removal of vascular asterisks.
Remove the vascular sprouts from the feet in virtually any cosmetology center, and yet you do not need to rush to go there. First, go to an appointment with a professional phlebologist. Only after revealing the reasons the doctor will advise adequate treatment.
If invasive treatment is contraindicated or impossible for any reason, specialists resort to conservative treatment (ointments, medications, creams with vitamin K, whose action is aimed at strengthening the walls of blood vessels and improving blood flow). Among the often prescribed drugs, there are Lyoton, Troxevasin, Venitan, Ascorutin and several others. The use of these drugs will prevent the development of couperose and prevent the emergence of new vascular asterisks.
As part of the complex treatment of vascular asterisks, it is effective to take the French veterinary drug Flebodia 600. The main advantages of Flebodia:
- contains only highly purified diosmin in the optimal dosage - unlike local preparations (ointments, creams, gels) it acts on the vascular wall both from the inside and outside;
- the drug not only reduces the appearance of "stars", but also reduces the expansion of veins, and also positively affects the entire vascular system;
- the drug is shown to a wide range of patients, even pregnant women are allowed to be admitted (in the first trimester of pregnancy, the use is limited, in II and III trimesters, the application is only possible as prescribed by the doctor);
- a day should take just one tablet, which is very convenient;
In addition, due to a single dose (1 tablet a day), Flebodia is also the most beneficial drug.
In the therapy of vascular asterisks on the legs also include massage, special exercises and wearing compression linen.
Folk remedies can also be useful in the therapy and prevention of vascular asterisks. First, it is absolutely harmless, and secondly, it is low-cost.
Before dealing with the removal of vascular asterisks on the legs, tackle the cause that caused them, otherwise the likelihood of their reappearance on the legs is high. Independently nothing will resolve (with time the asterisks will only be more noticeable), the problem requires a professional approach to treatment.
Vascular sprouts on legs, treatment with folk remedies
Effective remedy for sprouts with home-made apple cider vinegar.
First you should prepare the remedy yourself. To do this, from matured apples of late sweet varieties, juice should be squeezed, filtered and poured preferably into a wooden one, but it is also possible to use glass or enameled utensils with a wide top that is covered with gauze and fastened. Dishes should be left in a warm place, if you have a private house and if you make vinegar in summer (at least 16-20 degrees Celsius), then you can take the dishes with juice directly to the street and leave for a few weeks (up to 12 weeks). Periodically, it is necessary to try the liquid to know when the desired acidity will finally appear. After that, pour the juice in bottles and store in a dark cool place. Use of home-made apple cider vinegar in the treatment of vascular asterisks on the legs is necessary as follows: daily lubricate them problem areas three to four times a day. The course of treatment - a month, from the stars will not remain a trace. To prevent red streaks, lubricate problem areas with vinegar once a day, at night.
Ordinary pine needles - 2 cups.
Steep boiling water - 1 liter.
Fill with needles boiling water and keep on fire ten minutes. Then decoction decant, add a little warm water and infusion of chamomile (a glass of boiling water - 2 tablespoons of herbs, insist half an hour, strain). In such a bath, keep your feet for half an hour.
Compress with tomatoes.
Ripe tomato cut into round plates of equal width (not thin), apply to problem zones and fix with a bandage. Change the bandage every four hours. Treated in this way until stable improvement. If there are no ripe, you can use green tomatoes, only keep them on the skin for at least three minutes, otherwise you can get a burn. The procedure is ten days. After each procedure, the skin should be lubricated with a nutritious cream.
Infusion of Kalanchoe.
Leaves of Kalanchoe.
Great boiling water.
Washed, dried and crushed leaves of the plant are filled in half a liter jar exactly half, add boiling water and put in a dark place for a week. Then the prepared infusion is filtered through several gauze layers. Apply daily, rubbing your feet from bottom to top, from foot to calves.
Bath with herbs and rye bread.
Oak and chestnut branches - ½ kg.
Chamomile - 200 g.
St. John's Wort - 200 g.
The run is 200 g.
Wheat grass - 200 g.
Rye bread - 1 loaf.
Branches of oak and chestnut should be placed in a container and filled with cold water to completely cover the branches, and boiled over a fire for half an hour after boiling. Next, from the fire, remove the container with the branches, add the herbs and leave overnight to insist. Riparate the bread in hot water and add to the infusion. The resulting solution is poured into a bath filled with water at a temperature of 40 degrees. Take a bath every night.
Simultaneously with such a bath should take infusion:
Willow - 1 tbsp. l.
Chestnut - 1 tbsp. l.
Oak bark - 1 tbsp. l.
Steep boiling water - 1 liter.
Chereda - 1 tbsp. l.
St. John's wort - 1 tbsp. l.
Corn wheat - 1 tbsp. l.
Chamomile - 1 tbsp. l.
Grass the willow and chestnut mixed with oak bark and pour boiling water, put for half an hour on a quiet fire. Then add the St. John's Wort, the Sweet Potato and Chamomile to the hot mixture and mix it all, cover and let it brew for twelve hours. After this, the prepared infusion strain and combine with honey (2 tsp). The first two days of treatment take infusion of 50 ml three times a day, the next two days to 100 ml three times a day, then 150 ml three times a day for 14 days.
After completing the course of baths and taking infusion, you should abstain from the procedures for ten days, and again repeat the treatment. Such treatment of vascular asterisks on the legs is carried out until they become invisible.
Chamomile - ½ cup.
Calendula - ½ cup.
Steep boiling water - 1 liter.
Cut the herbs and pour boiling water. Insist the mixture before cooling down (about an hour), drain. Keep feet in a warm bath for twenty minutes. Such a tool can be used in the form of medical compresses (wetting gauze and applying to problem areas).
Tincture of dope to reduce the appearance of vascular asterisks, reduce pain.
Shredded Datura seeds - 100 g.
Vodka - 600 g.
Seeds put in a glass jar and pour vodka. Leave in a dark place for infusion, shake every day. After fifteen days, the tincture is ready. Take 15 drops a day, two hours after the last meal, dissolved in 100 ml of water. Drink the liqueur exactly one month. Then take a break in six months, if necessary, repeat the course.
In the elimination of telangiectasias, the strengthening of the walls of the vessels plays a special role, for which it is necessary to take vitamin complexes. It will not hurt to include cherries and cherries in the diet (even frozen ones are useful), as well as freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices ( carrot , cabbage, plum), they increase the elasticity of the vascular walls.
If you decide to get rid of vascular asterisks with the help of folk remedies, be sure to undergo a full treatment course. Only regularity and strict compliance with the prescription will ensure a high result.
Physical exercises to improve venous flow, increase vascular tone
The starting position is standing, legs are shoulder width apart. Slowly lift the heels 5 cm from the floor and sharply lower them (12-15 times).
The starting position is standing, legs are shoulder width apart. Raise the heels from the floor, moving the weight to the socks and stand in this position for 3-4 seconds, then smoothly transfer the weight of the body to the heels, lifting the socks, in this position, stand for 2-3 seconds. Exercise to do a minute.
Walking in place for 4-5 minutes, while the socks from the floor do not tear off, and raise the heels slightly.
The starting position is standing, the right leg raised, bending at the knee, forming a right angle. Rotate the foot first inward, then outward for 30 seconds in each direction. Repeat the same with your left foot. Do an exercise in 3 approaches.
Starting position - standing, raise the right foot first and shake it slightly (4 seconds), then left. Make 4 times with each foot.
After this group of exercises, a contrast shower for feet is recommended for five minutes each.
Prevention of vascular asterisks on the legs
Those who are prone to the appearance of spider veins, it is recommended to follow preventive measures:
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the open sun, restrict hot tubs, hiking in the baths and saunas.
- Tight and tight clothes are not for you.
- It will be necessary to abandon the model shoes with high heels.
- It is especially important to follow the weight, follow a diet, limit consumption of salt and spices, fried and fatty foods.
- Abandon excessive loads of physical properties.
- Give up the habit of sitting on your leg.
- If you need to stand or sit for a long time, try to change your posture, get up and walk around, use a footrest with a height of 20 cm.
- Take the habit of rinsing your feet with cool water after a warm bath.
- Go in for sports (swimming, skiing, cycling).
- Do not forget about walking (not less than an hour).
- Let's rest your legs during the day.
- At least once a day lie down, throw your legs over your head (it is convenient to make a wall) and in this position you are at least half an hour.