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The Difference Between Varicose Veins And Venous Thrombosis?
- Jul 17, 2018 -

Many people are not very clear about the difference between varicose veins and venous thrombosis. In fact, there is a difference between varicose veins and venous thrombosis. Venous thrombosis, on the other hand, occludes the lumen. What is the difference between varicose veins and venous thrombosis?

Varicose veins are tortuosity and dilatation of veins caused by blood blockage and weak vein wall. Multiple parts of the body are occurred varicose vein, such as hemorrhoids is actually a kind of varicose veins, clinical and visible esophageal gastric varices, varicocele and abdominal varicose veins, and so on. Varicose veins are most commonly found in the lower extremities. It is worth emphasizing that varicose veins themselves may be secondary manifestations of other lesions, such as cava occlusion, and should be actively dealt with.

Varicose veins are superficial veins in the legs that swell, expand, bend, and even curl into clumps. Patients often feel leg acid distension, fatigue. After standing for a long time, the foot appeared puffy. In advanced stages, the skin of the lower leg and ankle often has brown pigmentation and eczema. Limb with varicose veins is often complicated by thrombotic superficial phlebitis and deep venous thrombosis.

In contrast, venous thrombosis usually occurs in patients with lower extremity or pelvic cavity surgery, severe trauma, acute infection, pregnancy, malignant tumor and heart disease. Caused by various reasons calf vein backflow pressure is reduced, increased blood viscosity, platelet increase and the increase of blood coagulation, when there is slight damage of vascular endothelium, can induce platelet adhesion at the formation of platelet thrombus, and fibrin, thrombosis, and vascular cavity.

For the cause of venous thrombosis, take active preventive measures, the following abdominal and pelvic and lower limbs after the operation, reduce the bed time, engaged in activities as soon as possible, have difficulty, can take massage lower limbs, wearing stretch hose or inflator pump measures such as strengthen the calf muscles during contraction movement, accelerate the venous blood backflow, reduce the occurrence of venous thrombosis and thrombophlebitis. Especially for obese, elderly, cancer or heart disease patients, if necessary, preoperative and postoperative prophylaxis given anticoagulants to prevent thrombosis.