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Why we get varicose veins during pregnancy



Varicose veins usually occur in women during pregnancy. Predisposing factors are hormones, increase of the uterus with fetal growth and increase in body weight. Of course, the genetic predisposition (congenital weakness of venous walls and their valves) is very important. Hormones, mainly progesterone - which is produced in large amounts from the beginning of pregnancy affects the vessel wall (loosens and expands blood vessels). In pregnancy, problems with veins occur because of fetal development in the womb, that with magnification and growth compresses the venous system of the pelvis and thus leads to venous stasis, which is transmitted to the veins of the lower extremities.
 

 Venous valves regulate blood flow in veins and do not allow it returns and spreads venous vessels. But during pregnancy, but the function of blood vessel walls, because of the aforementioned reasons, may be impaired, leading to the appearance of varicose veins. Venous complexes, namely, after the second and each subsequent pregnancy significantly slower decrease than after the first. Since the walls of varicose veins rather thinned, but when minor trauma (injury), and even during tightening and a stronger cough can reach their spray and smaller or stronger bleeding. In many seeded, particularly in the elderly, may occur and trophic changes in the skin, as a sign of advanced venous weakness.
For all these reasons it is very important to work on prevention, which involves wearing preventive graduated test of elastic stockings and taking diosminskih preparations (heaviness 600).
Elastic graduated stockings operate on the principle of graduated pressure, which means that the pressure in them is strictly defined in each millimeter of fabric and the strongest in the region of the medial malleolus and going up gradually decreases, therefore stockings help the veins that return blood to the heart .