Venous disease is defined as the impairment of blood flow towards the heart. The complex venous system in our legs is where the understanding of venous disease originates. The probability of developing such a health problem enhances with age and also after pregnancy.
Venous disease is one of the most common conditions affecting our health. Symptoms could range from being visible to invisible ones for the disease. It can affect men and women of all ages and activity levels, and while it has a strong genetic component, venous disease can be aggravated by environmental risks, pregnancy, occupation and other factors. Women are more prone to this health problem.
Venous disease is a progressive disease that is not curable.
When people encounter any symptom of venous disease, they should be considered early stage symptoms of a serious medical disorder, which, left untreated, can lead to worsening symptoms and complications to overall health and well-being.
It is advisable to consult a certified Phlebologist in the early stages of venous problem (or even in instances where one might be uncertain about it). In the early stages wearing compression stockings
for a prolonged duration could restore the health of the legs.
Common venous diseases are:
- Varicose Veins
- Spider Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Venous Weakness
- Inflammation of veins
- Leg Ulcers