The legs support the weight of the body and fight the force of gravity to send the venous blood back to the heart.
Have you ever stopped to think about the work your legs do every day? In addition to bearing the weight of your body, they play a crucial role in your blood circulation. Want to see? The blood, which is pumped by the heart, is carried by the arteries and blood capillaries to nourish and oxygenate all the tissues of the body. The veins then collect this blood to bring it back to the heart and thus restart the whole process.
And that is where the work of the legs begins, in the “return circulation”, in the transport of the venous blood back to the heart. The calf muscles, which is popularly known as “potato leg”, act as pumps, helping the blood to make that upward path. Every time you walk or do some kind of exercise, you are helping this “pump” to do its work.
Swelling, a feeling of heaviness and the appearance of vases and varicose veins are signs that things are not going as they should.
Varicose veins and vinasse
Varicose veins are dilated superficial veins in the lower limbs. The cause is not yet known, but is believed to have to do with genetics. They lose elasticity, stretch, and stay longer. This explains why they are tortuous – after all, they are longer and need to fit in the same space as before. There are also the bluish-colored micro varices that appear especially on the side of the thighs and knees and are slightly smaller: the caliber varies from 2 to 4 millimeters. The thickest can reach up to 8 millimeters.
It is worth remembering that varicose veins can also be narrow. In this case, they are popularly known as vases – they are easy to identify by color (reddish or purplish), location (the main targets are the thighs and butt) and thickness (up to 1 millimeter in diameter, like a hair).