Venous disorders

Venous disorders is a disease that affects between 15% and 40% of the adult population worldwide. With increasing age, the likelihood of developing this disorder increases. There is often a genetic predisposition however, factors such as a sedentary lifestyle (predominantly standing or sitting activities), pregnancy, obesity and too little exercise also can play a part.

Why are my legs uncomfortable?

Discomfort of the legs, like leg pain, heaviness, and/or leg tiredness, as well as swollen feet and ankles, can be first signs of venous disorder. Medical compression can help.

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Spider veins

Small veins visible through the skin of your legs are called spider veins. Spider veins are early symptoms of venous disorder. Compression wear can help to relieve symptoms and prevent formation of further spider veins.

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Varicose veins

Venous disorder or venous insufficiency can lead to varicose veins. Medical compression is the standard treatment for varicose veins. A doctor’s visit is recommended, especially if varicose veins are hurting, itching, or burning.

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Venous edema

Are you experiencing leg swelling, particularly in the evening and on warm summer days, that usually disappears when you elevate your legs? Does your leg size return to “normal” and you are able to put your shoes on again in the morning after a night’s sleep? These might be the first signs of venous disease. In this case, you should visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and to check for underlying causes.

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Leg ulcer

Venous leg ulcers are unhealed sores or open wounds on the legs. They occur in the presence of venous disease.

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a serious condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the lower leg or calf and blocks blood flow. DVT can lead to leg swelling, redness, and pain, but it can also occur without these symptoms. DVT can become a life-threatening condition if the blood clot breaks loose from its original location in the vein and travels through the bloodstream into the lungs. This potentially fatal event is known as pulmonary embolism (PE). Here you can find more information on DVT in general and solutions for its prevention.

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