What is dangerous stagnation of blood in the pelvis
Lack of exercise is a real scourge of modern society. People spend a lot of time in a sitting position in offices, in front of television screens or monitors. Of course, the situation adversely affects the state of health. Back pain, overweight gain are far from all the consequences that a person who avoids mobility faces. One of the unpleasant and severe consequences of physical inactivity is stagnation of blood in the pelvis.
Blood stasis is a pathology in which the outflow of blood is disturbed. This phenomenon can be observed in any part of the human body. Often it occurs in the pelvis and leads to the development of serious complications.
In detail about a small basin
To understand the complexity of the occurrence of stagnant phenomena, it is necessary to understand how such a process affects the state of internal organs. Let’s go a little deeper into the anatomy.
A small pelvis is an internal space bounded by a bone pelvic frame. In women, the pelvis is wider by nature than in men. The following organs are localized in this space:
rectum (final section of the digestive tract);
In women, this space additionally includes:
the uterus – the organ that provides the bearing of the baby, is localized between the urea and the rectum;
vagina – a vaginal “tube” connecting the uterus to the external genital gap;
ovaries are paired organs that provide the synthesis of sex hormones and regularly produce eggs.
In men, this zone includes:
prostate gland – an organ producing secretion for sperm; iron is placed under the ureter;
seminal vesicle – a small organ located behind the urea, directly above the prostate, it contains a seed and, if necessary, throws it out.
Blood stasis in the pelvis in men
All organs are held in anatomically correct places with the help of ligaments. Moreover, they are in close contact with each other. Therefore, any violations in one of them after some time affect all the others.
Causes of Stagnation
Blood enters the pelvis through the large abdominal aorta. Then it passes into the small vessels surrounding each organ. Having given all the useful substances, the blood returns to the heart along the venous network, duplicating the arterial.
Blood circulation in this department has several features:
the presence of many anastomoses (paired vascular branches) that ensure uninterrupted blood flow even with blockage of some of them and significantly accelerate the spread of infection;
lack of valves inside the vessels.
Such features contribute to the appearance of blood stagnation.
Sources of the problem
The deterioration of venous blood flow and the development of stagnation of blood in the pelvis lead to such reasons:
Lack of exercise. In sedentary people, blood vessels are compressed by muscles, cartilage, and ligaments. The outflow of blood is significantly worse.
Varicose veins. Vessels lose their natural elasticity. Varicose veins may be based on heredity or deficiency in the body of hyaluronic acid. Such vessels cannot provide sufficient blood flow.
Impaired functioning of the nervous system. Some pathologies can provoke chaotic spasms of blood vessels.
Unbalanced diet. Rigid diets, abuse of junk food, deficiency of vitamins and minerals lead to constipation, followed by diarrhea. This negatively affects the state of blood vessels, their tone decreases, elasticity worsens, vitamin deficiency develops.
Bad habits. Nicotine, narcotic substances, alcohol destroy the walls of blood vessels, reducing their elasticity and violating integrity.
Tight underwear. Slimming underwear, corsets, swimming trunks lead to circulatory disorders.
Weight lifting. People who regularly carry weights experience organ prolapse in the pelvis. Women (especially giving birth) are more prone to this violation, since in their body ligaments are naturally prone to stretching. Displacement of organs leads to vasodilation, their constriction. Stagnation forms.
Frequent weight lifting can cause stagnation of blood in the pelvis
In addition, stagnation of blood in the pelvis in women can be triggered by:
abnormal structure of the uterus (for example, a bend);
abuse of oral contraceptives;
Blood circulation decreases gradually. Therefore, abrupt changes in the condition are not characteristic of pathology. The clinical picture is developing in stages and incrementally.
The following symptoms are characteristic of stagnation of blood in the pelvis:
Abdominal pain. Discomfort appears in the pelvic area (in the abdomen). It can radiate to the lumbar region, to the genital area, lower limb, and thigh.
Growing pain. Initially tormented by light, aching tingling. Over time, discomfort becomes more intense. In some cases, sharp bouts of pain may appear. Usually they are caused by external factors.
Feeling of pressure. Pain is always accompanied by a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. Unpleasant pressure rises as discomfort increases.
Numbness of the lower extremities.