The feet are swelling and buzzing
Source: publication on the website www.woman.ru November 6, 2006
Every third man and every second womansuffer from a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Legs hurt, "buzzes", "grow numb", swell, they "reduce", "it's brain" - there are a lot of epithets! Or maybe these legs "shout" for help? After all, often very different and sometimes severe diseases begin with feet. How far can you go on your own, if you do not listen to these signals "sos"?
Heavy legs can indicate the development of a serious disease in the body. Often, the disease does not yet have time to "show" itself, and the feet are already resolutely calling for help.
This is the very moment when the earlyDiagnosis increases the chances of restoring the body's internal resources. But why exactly can the legs be a kind of barometer of well-being in the body?
Legs are almost the greatest burdenin the body, enduring during the day the entire mass of our body, which is often excessive. In a typical working day, a person does about 6000-8000 steps, which means that he goes around the Earth several times in his life!
Throughout evolution, a personpay for the uprightness of many diseases. Because the stagnation of blood and swelling of the legs are related to the fact that the fluid (blood, lymph) can not overcome the gravity without help and rise up to the heart.
Therefore, veins and lymphatic vessels shouldwork, contract, and in this they are actively helped by the muscles. And what prevents? This is a sedentary lifestyle, wearing tight clothes and shoes, a long standing on the legs, and of course, overweight.
In addition, in the whole body it is legs"No luck" that they are the most remote from the heart. And if there is an unfavorable situation, or simply speaking, heart failure, it's easy to guess which part of the body will suffer first!
Often leg pain is a manifestation of diseasesarteries or veins of the lower extremities (illness "inflow" and "outflow"), but its cause there are diseases of the spine, nervous system and metabolism. Pain can occur with damage to bones and joints, muscles and tendons, lymph nodes and vessels.
Such a dangerous disease as diabetes mellitussometimes it starts with pain in the legs. And only then there is an increased level of sugar in the blood and other manifestations of diabetes. At the beginning of the leg hurt, there are muscle cramps, weakness in the legs, dry skin. But not far off and a terrible complication is the "diabetic foot". But in advanced cases this pathology can lead to amputation of the lower limb.
Patients complain of swelling of the legs, skin on their legsbecomes dry, irritated, constantly itching and flaking. It happens that disturb the pain in the calf muscles, leg cramps, especially at night. Often the legs "grow numb", become colder, there are so-called paresthesias - abnormal sensations associated with the defeat of nerve endings. This may be a sensation of "crawling," tingling, tingling, and the like.
The more vertical loads during the day,the more pronounced are the painful manifestations by the evening. But the pain can be constant, not depending on the time of day. It happens that the pain, already having become a familiar companion of life, suddenly changes its character dramatically.
Acute pain in the leg is very suspiciousa vascular accident, when a blockage of a large artery develops. In this case, there are only a few hours during which there is a chance to save a leg deprived of nourishment and oxygen.
Traditional medicine is replete with tips for treating feet,which are mainly aimed at reducing edema and improving skin nutrition. Unfortunately, in most cases, this helps only in the very early stages of the disease. But the early manifestations of the disease - it's "golden" time for her timely, correct and complete treatment. It's a shame that in almost 95% of cases this moment is missed!
Before starting the treatment of the legs, try out a new onecream or make an appointment for a massage, you should ask yourself: "Is it not time for a specialist?" After all, the earlier the examination is started and the true cause of the "heavy" legs is established, the more likely it is to start treating the underlying disease as quickly as possible and thereby prevent the development of serious complications. Treatment of varicose veins is no exception.
The "Heavy Leg Syndrome" program is a comprehensive examination that takes into account all possible causes of the disease.
In addition to research on internal organs andlaboratory tests, ultrasound scanning of the arteries and veins of the lower extremities is mandatory. In this study, the doctor can identify atherosclerotic lesions of the arteries, determine the degree of narrowing of the lumen of the vessel, identify areas of "blockage" of the arteries.
Angioscanning allows you to visualize veins(superficial and deep) all along their length, to determine the degree of "blockage" of the vein, to diagnose thrombophlebitis, to reveal the presence of such a formidable complication as "flotation thrombosis", in which the probability of separation of the thrombus with the development of pulmonary embolism is high.
The endocrine system is being studied,responsible for the regulation of calcium levels. After a lack of calcium in the blood is replenished by bones and teeth, which can lead to severe osteoporosis, pain in the muscles and joints. Leg cramps are also one of the manifestations of calcium deficiency.
Also need an ultrasoundorgans of the small pelvis (uterus, ovaries) and prostate (in men). Ultrasound can eliminate diseases of these organs, because their increase can lead to compression of large vessels responsible for blood circulation of the lower extremities.
A blood test for nonspecific inflammation factors will help the doctor identify the presence of inflammatory processes in the veins (phlebitis and thrombophlebitis) and arteries (arteritis).
Treatment in each case is selectedindividually, taking into account the underlying disease, age, "length of service" of the disease and other factors. There are ways to treat, allowing you to put on the patient's feet even in neglected, far-reaching stages of the disease!
However, it must be remembered that even the mostthe best doctors and the most qualitative treatment lead to success only in the case when the patient himself is interested in the soonest disposal of the disease. And for this you must follow a few simple rules. After all, the treatment of varicose veins and other diseases is first and foremost a change in the habitual way of life.
It is necessary to avoid heavy physical exertion,lifting of weights, do not sit "leg on leg" and on too low chairs, do not use hormonal contraceptives. It is better to abandon the thermal overload (sauna, sauna, tanning in the open sun), impractical shoes (heel more than 6 cm). Do not get involved in massage, especially anti-cellulite. Wrongly performed energetic foot massage can provoke the progression of the disease and even cause thrombosis.
Watch for food - eat as much as possiblevegetables and fruits, watch your weight, because extra pounds - a proven risk factor for venous insufficiency. It is useful to lead a mobile life: do aerobics and fitness, especially useful for swimming, walking, cycling. Use a cool shower on your feet in the evening.
Our feet are our great toilers! To the legs less often reminded of themselves, we need to think about them more often. We will take care of them, and they will not remain in debt, because healthy legs are not the privilege of youth, it is an indicator of the worthy quality of our life.