Venous diseases especially varicose vein and DVT

Sep 23, 2013 Uncategorised

8 Signs that you may have TREATABLE   cause of venous insufficiency


  • Lower extremity swelling/edema – This may worsen as the day progresses and improves by morning.
  • Leg fatigue, pain and heaviness – This worsens when you are on your feet and improves when the legs are elevated
  • Cramps or charley horse, especially at night
  • Flaking or itching skin on the legs
  • Skin discoloration or hard leathery skin, especially near the lower legs and ankles
  • Varicose veins (Tortuous veins on legs and thighs)
  • Multiple bouts of superficial thrombophlebitis (SVT) – This presents as a painful, red, and palpable cord that runs along the medial thigh or back of the leg. It is tender to the touch and generally treated with warm compresses, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases, blood thinning medication.
  • Venous ulcers

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