Today we hear every third or fourth person complaining of swollen feet or legs, particularly women. People who have had any fracture or accident they mostly complain of swollen legs. Some people may develop this problem whenever they come from a walk. Some women have this problem by evening. Some people say that their legs are always swollen.
Swelling in the leg is painful, and it can cause more harm if not treated.
Experts say that one of the common reason for this is daily soaps and serials on TV – watching TV in sitting position for long hours can contribute to health problems, including swollen feet.
This is true particularly in case of women who spend their afternoon and evening watching soaps. Continuously sitting in a position affect the blood circulation in legs, brings stiffness in muscles and sometimes it may lead to blood clotting resulting in pain in these area.
Swelling in legs or feet can be of following types –
Sudden swollenness in legs and feet – Change in lifestyle pattern, lack of time for walking, sitting in front of computer in office for long all are affecting problems in leg muscles. There is always a possibility of blood clotting due to inadequate movement. This condition of blood clotting in veins is called deep vein thrombosis. From legs it can spread up to lungs and can clot blood in lung vessels which can be fatal.
Permanent swollenness in legs and feet – sometimes we find that the legs and feet remain constantly swollen. It can be due to two reasons – one the impure blood does not reach to the heart whereby there is an accumulation of blood without oxygen. Second reason can be blood clotting in veins due to which the impure blood cannot reach to the heart and remain in legs are only which make the legs and feet look swollen. This condition is called post thrombotic syndrome. Thus whenever you observe that your legs have been swollen for quite some time then you should consult a vascular surgeon.
Swollenness in legs and blue veins – if a person does not walk adequately or do not do household chores then the blood circulation system of legs does not function properly. And as a result the impure blood start accumulating in blood vessels . after sometime due to this accumulations the blood vessels start expanding, these are called varicose. They appear like earthworms or spider net over the skin.
Swollenness along with black patches – sometimes we find swollen legs with black patches. This is very common in aged and women. The black patches appear due to intense clotting of blood in that particular area.
Other reasons for swelling in legs – apart from blood clotting in veins there are other reasons also like problem in the kidney, high blood pressure.
If we constantly neglect swelling in legs and feet then it can bring many other health problems – first the veins may burst due to blood clotting and there will be internal bleeding wherein the patient need to be hospitalized.
Second there can be irritation in the area, and with time it can turn in eczema.
Try to visit a vascular surgeon whenever you feel that you legs and feet have been swollen for quite some time. With some medicines it is possible to disintegrate blood clot. In case the patient requires surgery then modern laser techniques can be opted for.