Problems with the transfer of blood through the veins leads to congestion. In this case, not only the vessels of the legs suffer, but also the organs of the small pelvis, affecting the genitourinary system and the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. From the article you will learn about the causes and signs of stagnation, the features of therapy. We will also tell you about an effective exercise for the prevention of this ailment – “pump”.
Causes of stagnant processes
The main cause of stagnation is a sedentary lifestyle, and also this is a kind of payment for people to walk upright. The thing is that venous blood flows in the opposite direction, from bottom to top, for which a lot of effort is expended.
Therefore, if a person is obese, alcoholic, leads a sedentary lifestyle, has inflammatory diseases in the pelvic organs, injuries to the limbs or spinal cord – all this inevitably leads to stagnant venous processes.
In women, pregnancy may be the cause of the disease.
Signs of stagnation
Varicose veins are the result of venous congestion. Thinning of the venous walls occurs, pains in the lower abdomen appear, inflammatory processes of the pelvic organs, a subcutaneous venous mesh appears.
Features of therapy
The treatment strategy is determined by the stage and localization of the inflammatory process. In the early stages of the disease, therapy with the use of vitamins, anti-inflammatory drugs, phlebotonic drugs, whose action is aimed at strengthening the venous wall, is possible.
Preventive measures – pump exercise
As a supplement to drug therapy, physiotherapy procedures, massage, as well as special therapeutic exercises can be applied.
But, as you know, any disease is easier to prevent than to cure. Therefore, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with one simple, but very effective exercise called “pump”. Performing fairly simple movements daily will not only avoid venous stasis in the pelvic organs, but also accelerate therapy in the early stages of pathology.
Any rhythmic exercise with correct breathing stimulates the heart and improves blood circulation. The most natural exercise for a person is walking. Ideally hands free. Swimming has a positive impact too. Running is totally inappropriate.
Galina Mezhinskaya, Ayurvedic yoga therapist
This exercise can be performed both at home and outdoors. You can approach any vertical building: it can be a doorway or a vertical horizontal bar on the streets. Grasp the door frame or horizontal bar with your hands, lean back the length of your outstretched arms, with your feet close to the support. It turns out that the body is tilted. Now bend your knees a little, then straighten your legs. Do a couple of dozen of these shallow squats.