A 44-year-old member asked:
compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Zimmet answered
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes, to a point: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, &ulceration. Most common cause is when the one-way valves don't work well, leading to venous reflux, or back flow, with blood pooling in the veins. Compression stockings reduce the pooling & thus help. Other treatments may be very good. See a vein specialist for help.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014
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