The sea can be a medicine for the varicose veins if you follow these 7 rules

The sea can be a medicine for the varicose veins if you follow these 7 rules

July and August are those months of the year when most people throughout the world, including Georgia, visit the sea resorts.

In Georgia, many people are affected by varicose veins. A varicose vein is a disease that causes the dilation and thinning of the vessel walls. As a rule, women are three times more likely to suffer from this disease, than men.

It is well known that in the summer period some women with varicose veins feel uncomfortable in swimming suits or skirts. For some, legs “decorated with vascular stars” are an actual problem and they think that tanning will hide those imperfections. Although staying on the beach is not a good idea, since the sun is dangerous for varicose veins!

Swimming is extremely useful for people suffering from venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Water prevents the “pooling” of venous blood, but as soon as you get out of the water, and the sun rays fall on your veins all the health benefits of the seawater will immediately disappear. Even short-term exposure to sunlight and high temperature can expand the vessels.

National Center of Surgery’s head of the vascular, plastic and reconstructive surgery department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Irakli Peradze discusses the topic.

Golden rule:

  • Dress so that your legs are covered. When you have varicose veins and spider veins or swelling is visible on the lower extremities, avoid exposure to the sun;
  • Magnetic sand is very useful for people suffering from the musculoskeletal diseases and therefore, burying the lower extremities in the warm sand is a treatment procedure;
  • In the case of varicose veins, it's inadmissible to bury the lower extremities in the sand. Any kind of heat, will it be the sand or other, is fatal for varicose veins. The beneficial effect of magnetic sand vanishes, when the legs are in the sand;
  • If you still want to cover your feet with the sand, make sure that the sand is cool and moist;
  • Tanning in the midday sun is inadmissible. Direct exposure of the sun accelerates the development of the disease tenfold;
  • Cool seawater is beneficial;
  • People affected by the varicose veins should go to the beach early in the morning till 11:00 and in the evening after 18:00. In this period, you can enjoy swimming in the sea and improve the condition of the lower extremities!

National Center of Surgery address: Tbilisi, Dighomi, Chachava N5.

You may contact the National Center of Surgery's call-center at 577 119 119 or 2 02 25 25.

In case of any issues, you may contact the National Center of Surgery's head of the vascular, plastic and reconstructive surgery department, Irakli Peradze for consultation at 577  32 77 55.

Wish you health!