After the flight, my legs swelled

my mother lives in Kyrgyzstan. flew to Kaliningrad on vacation. On the road she spent 16 hours. By plane. His feet were very swollen. And now for a week the edema does not come off, there was an erythema on the place of edema. I drank the last 2 days a decoction of birch buds. He suffers from hypertension for many years. The pressure is increased.
Symptoms:swelling, redness

Most likely given the attendantDiseases-that edema is associated with the development of secondary lymphedema on the background of heart failure. Any edema can be the cause of allergic reactions. Necessarily need to internally consult a phlebologist and make a duplex scan of the veins. Before the visit to the phlebologist, start with bandaging the legs with elastic bandages. The pressure of the bandage from the fingers to the knee should gradually decrease. Sincerely, Stanislav Anatolyevich.

What can result in varicose veins in the lower extremities, if not treated?

Varicosity is a chronic disease that progresses without treatment. There are various methods of treating varicose veins.

With timely access to a doctor-phlebologist inIn most cases, varicose veins are treated without surgery. Now all the efforts of phlebology doctors are aimed at non-surgical treatment.

If you delay and refer to the phlebologist, whenvaricose is "started", then there is no way to do without surgery. Medicine has stepped far ahead in the surgical treatment of venous pathology. Modern operations are unlikely to recall those that were performed 15 to 20 years ago. Low traumatism, high efficiency (due to preoperative angioscanization of veins), cosmeticity, early activation of patients after surgery (long hospitalization and bed rest are not required).

Untreated varicose veins are dangerous for their complications: thrombophlebitis, trophic ulcers, bleeding from veins, etc.

Address to the phlebologist, develop doubts and be healthy!

On television, in newspapers and magazines, often advertise drugs that help with varicose veins. How effective are they? Can I get by with taking these drugs alone?

Unfortunately, to treat varicose veins alonemedicamentous means is impossible. However, it should be noted that medications (venotonic drugs in the form of ointments, gels, tablets) are an important component in the complex treatment of varicose veins. The basis of their action is to strengthen the vascular wall and improve its contractility. Clinically, this manifests itself in the form of a decrease in the feeling of heaviness, pain, fatigue, edema. This is good, but the venotonics do not eliminate the main cause of these phenomena - varicose-dilated veins. Therefore, it should be recognized that to date, the main methods of treatment of varicose veins are non-surgical (different types of sclerotherapy) and surgical treatment, and drug therapy has an auxiliary value.