Watch out for “earthworms” creeping up their legs
“Earthworm” crawled on the leg, is it scary?
You know, there is a kind of “earthworm” hidden deep under the skin. It is slowly appearing when you are not paying attention. It is not painful or itchy in the beginning. It is easy to be ignored and ignored, but if you do n’t care about it,Gradually, there will be a feeling of soreness in the legs, and pigmentation of the skin, a strange feeling in the limbs, numbness, itching, and ulcers, gangrene, and even heavy bleeding will occur once the itching is caught wrongly.
This “earthworm” is medically called varicose veins of the lower limbs and is a vascular disease.
Zhu Jiang, director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Xiaoshan First People’s Hospital, reminds everyone that people who are standing, sedentary, and carrying heavy loads for a long time, such as chefs, pregnant women, and restaurant waiters, are at high risk.
This “earthworm” can not be ignored. The most common early manifestation of varicose veins in the lower limbs is varicose veins under the skin, which look like creeping earthworms crawling.
It has a high incidence. Director Zhu said that the average number of lower limb vein operations performed by the hospital’s cardiovascular surgery is 60-70 per month, with the most common among middle-aged people aged 40-50.
Lower extremity varicose veins are neither painful nor itchy in the early stages of varicose veins, but the varicose veins are faintly visible, so most patients do not take it seriously.
In the late stage of varicose veins of the lower extremities, after the skin is itchy and scratched, there will be endless ulcers, and some even ulcerate to the bones.
Dr. Zhu told the author that many patients can be tolerated at first, or apply some ointment at will, and they do not go to the hospital until complications such as ulcers and bleeding occur.
After the varicose veins of the lower limbs are ulcerated, the ulcer needs to be surgically removed, skin grafted, and the wound covered, and dysfunctional communication branches need to be ligated and cut off. After the wound is healed, regular surgical treatment can be performed, which greatly extends the treatment time.
In severe cases, venous thrombosis is also prone to be life-threatening.
Varicose veins of the lower limbs, how to prevent Dr. Zhu Zhu said that varicose veins of the lower limbs can be prevented.
In daily life, we should avoid standing, sitting, squatting, and carrying weight for a long time, and avoid lifting Erlang legs. We must also keep the weight not overweight. Overweight will increase the burden on the leg veins and affect the venous return. Do not use it above 40 degrees Celsius.Soak your feet in hot water for a long time, and develop a posture of lying down several times a day to raise your legs above the heart. This can promote the venous circulation of the legs.
In addition, wearing medical stretch socks can promote venous return of the lower limbs, which has both a healing effect and a preventive effect.
However, medical stockings come in different lengths and pressures, and they can vary in pressure. It is best to buy them under the guidance of a doctor and apply them under the guidance of doctors and nurses.
Finally, Director Zhu also reminded the public to quit smoking and alcohol, avoid spicy food, stimulate diet, and develop good living habits. These are the key factors to prevent recurrence of lower extremity varicose veins.