Characteristics of varicose veins: Varicose veins (varicose veins of the lower extremities) are, in fact, enlarged and tortuous subcutaneous and cutaneous veins that most commonly occur in the legs due to the retrograde flow of blood through insufficient venous valves. Varicose veins lead to the stagnation of deoxidised blood and acid metabolites in the tissues of the extremities, resulting in ischaemic changes of the extremities, increased risk of inflammation and the formation of skin defects.
Up to 50 % of the adult population suffer from varicose veins, and about 1.5 % of people with varicose veins ultimately develop leg ulcers. Genetic predispositions (weakening of the venous wall) and risk factors, such as a sedentary job, position during work, pregnancy, hormonal contraception, obesity, smoking, etc., have been reported to contribute to the development of varicose veins. The main symptoms of varicose veins include a heavy feeling in the legs, tension or pressure in the lower extremities, pain, swelling, burning, itching and night cramps. Varicose veins occur in various forms, from mild ones, such as spider veins, up to bulging varicose veins with pigmentation, and other changes in the skin, which may ultimately develop into leg ulcers.
Therapeutic approaches to varicose veins include pharmaceutical treatment (to influence the quality of the venous wall) and surgical treatment (sclerotherapy, laser therapy, traditional surgery and minimally invasive approaches). Veins interrupted by surgical, chemical or laser treatment are reabsorbed and subsequently replaced by a newly grown, healthy vein without varices. If a patient keeps inappropriately overburdening the venous system, varicose veins may re-develop. For long-term effect, it is necessary to avoid (long-term avoidance) the stagnation of blood in the veins of the lower extremities to prevent or slow down the development of new varicose veins.
Using magnetic therapy in varicose veins
Biomag low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy can be used during the treatment process, as a prevention of de novo formation of varicose veins after the treatment. We proceed in the same way as for the treatment of leg ulcers in diabetic patients. Magnetic therapy, due to its vasodilatory effects on pre-capillary arterioles and capillaries, and its anti-inflammatory effects, is beneficial for patients with diabetic foot and varicose veins. Improved microcirculation oxidises the tissues and flushes out metabolites. It improves the venous tone and venous return. Improved microcirculation is reflected in the appearance of the leg, where swelling resolves and large bulging varices are reduced.
Application of magnetic therapy in varicose veins
In the treatment of varicose veins, apply repeatedly at a frequency of 2-25 Hz daily using a large flat applicator and later on, as a follow-up and prevention, apply at a frequency of 36-44 Hz.
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