What Causes Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Do you know about chronic venous insufficiency? Blood flows in healthy veins from the arms and legs to the heart and valves within these veins act to prevent blood from returning to the extremities.
If blood cannot flow from the extremities to the heart, as it does with a blood clot, or if blood leaks back towards the extremities through the damaged valves, the patient is said to have venous failure.
In most cases, the patient has apraxia of blood from the extremities to the heart, and blood leaks through the damaged valves to return to the extremities.
How does it treat venous failure?
There are several options for treating venous failure depending on the agent and the most common treatment for venous failure is to wear prescribed compressive socks, as these rubber socks press down the knee to the ankle, improving blood flow through the veins and reducing swelling of the legs.
Pressure socks are available in several types depending on the pressure force required in the prescription as well as the length up to the knee or the upper thigh.
The treating physician determines which type of compressor socks are appropriate for the patient’s condition.
if the patient has blisters or wounds that do not heal, may prescribe a specific medical wrap such as a Una shoe, a multi-layer bandage of rubber gauze that wrappers the patient’s leg and foot to reduce swelling and treat skin ulcers.
The doctor may recommend lifting the legs when lying down to reduce swelling caused by a venous failure in addition to increasing exercise as walking helps promote blood circulation in the body and weight loss may also help to treat venous failure in an obese patient.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
The individual should protect against venous insufficiency especially if the disease is present in the family, and blood clot prevention can help to avoid chronic venous insufficiency.
Prophylaxis varies depending on the patient, so the physician should set up a program for each case and discuss the program with the patient.
An individual can prevent venous failure by following the following guidelines:
- Maintaining a healthy weight and losing excess weight in case of obesity.
- Exercise regularly.
- Quit smoking because it impairs blood circulation in the body.