Varicose veins are a common disease accompanied by damage to the saphenous veins with a characteristic increase in their diameter and the formation of “knots”, as well as swelling, heaviness in the legs and pain. According to some statistics, this pathological condition is noted in every second female representative and in every fourth man.
The clinical picture of varicose veins can be very diverse. It all depends on how this disease is started. If in the initial stage of the development of this disease, people may experience only a slight feeling of heaviness in the calf area, then the later stages are characterized by a whole list of very unpleasant symptoms.
This is excessive swelling, and venous nodes, as well as pain, cramps and blood clots. In such cases, there is no way to do without surgical intervention.
In the postoperative period
It should be noted right away that in the postoperative period, the course of therapy is selected by the doctor individually for each patient. The specialist takes into account both the general initial condition of the patient, and the degree of violation of the outflow of blood, the prevalence of the pathological process of varicose veins, as well as the type and extent of surgical intervention.
During the first 3-4 hours after the operation, the patient is recommended to stay in bed, but not just lie down, but constantly perform certain exercises. You can twist your ankles, turn, bend your legs, and the like. This helps improve venous blood flow. In addition, the legs can be bandaged with a special elastic bandage, sometimes they are left in an elevated position. Such actions are really needed, as they help keep the cardiovascular system in general tone.
In the following days after the operation, you will be allowed to sit up in bed, after which the dressing will be performed using an elastic bandage. Both lower limbs in such a situation are bandaged, and this is done to the knee joints from the very tips of the fingers. Once your legs are bandaged, you will be allowed to stand up gently and walk around the room for a bit.
After removing the veins for varicose veins, you need to do some exercises or do a light massage. This approach makes it possible to avoid the development of blood clots in the future. Walk as much as you want, and even more – this is very useful.
The stitches will be removed in a week. But the elastic bandage will have to be worn for at least two months from the date of discharge from the hospital.
To prevent the development of possible complications, patients are often prescribed special pharmaceutical antiplatelet agents designed to prevent the development of blood clots. Curantyl trental and aspirin can be counted among such medicines. These drugs improve venous outflow of blood.