Venous Diseases

Chronic and acute conditions

What is a venous disorder?

The arterial system transports the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood into the outer regions of the body and into all cells. Following this, the venous system takes on the removal of the blood, from which oxygen and nutrients have been taken, back to the heart (venous return). Venous diseases occur if the venous return system no longer functions properly.

Symptoms and signs – how do you diagnose venous diseases?

Venous disorders are a common problem. Signs of venous diseases can be changes in the legs that are initially only noticeable from a cosmetic point of view but do not cause any pain, such as  spider veins. If left untreated, they can lead to serious health problems. A venous disorder should not be underestimated. Varicose veins are more than just a question of aesthetics: If left untreated, they can lead to serious diseases. Adequate treatment can reduce symptoms and may improve the course of the disease. 

For example, thick veins, or varicose veins, can develop: Enlarged surface veins protrude like nodules from under the skin, are tortuous and visible. Doctors refer to this as a varicose vein disorder or sometimes as varicosis.

Heavy, tierd, an itching sensation, a tingling sensation or swollen ankles may indicate vein weakness. But: If you recognise the signs and consult a doctor at an early stage, you can reduce the symptoms and improve your quality of life

Preventing venous diseases

Take preventative action: Tips for your everyday life to protect against venous disease:

Exercise: Make exercise a priority following the motto, “Better to walk and lie down than sit and stand”. Change your position often and raise your legs.

Sport and exercise: Make exercise a priority following the motto, “Better to walk and lie down than sit and stand”. Change your position often and raise your legs.

Healthy diet: How to eat a healthy, balanced diet. 

Optimise your weight: Reduce any excess weight.

Clothing: Wear comfortable, loose clothing and swap your high heels for flat shoes so that your calf muscle pump can work sufficiently.

Shower: Rinse your feet regularly with cold water so that your veins contract and the blood can flow better.

Basic therapy for venous diseases: Medical compression stockings

Wearing medical compression stockings regularly is the basic therapy for patients with vein problems. The stockings are particularly effective in combination with exercise: The muscle pumps are activated and the venous valves close better, enabling them to transport blood to the heart. Swelling and the sensation of tightness subside; the legs feel more relaxed. Regularly wearing medical compression stockings significantly eases symptoms, increases quality of life and can prevent thrombosis.

Vein problems – what can I do? Which doctors treat venous diseases?

If you are experiencing any symptoms or signs of venous disease, or if the vein check gives an initial indication that you have limited vein function, then please consult your doctor.

Ensure the exact cause is clarified. After diagnosis, the doctor can start the appropriate treatment.

Phlebologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, particularly venous diseases.

A chronic venous disorder is not curable, but is very treatable.

There are numerous treatment options even in advanced clinical conditions. Talk to your doctor. The doctor will start appropriate treatment measures depending on the degree of severity and criteria that apply to the individual patient.

medi products for venous diseases

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