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is venous stasis disease considered a disability?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Veonus Stasis: Venous stasis disease is a very common disorder. Most patients have mild disease that is easily controlled with compression stockings. Certainly, there are patients where the extent of disease is so severe that they can be considered disabled.
Answered on Aug 24, 2013
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
33 years experience Phlebology
Should not be: Venous stasis is the end result of underlying venous reflux or insufficiency in the legs, and is generally treatable, especially if treated early, or before major complications develop. However, left untreated, it can progress to severe levels, which could become disabling. Sadly, this only occurs if it is not identified and treated appropriately. See a vein specialist before complications arise.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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Dr. Ted King
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As Dr. Schwartz said: venous stasis disease (now called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI) shouldn't be disabling. However, the most severe from of CVI is venous leg ulcers. The economic impact of the work and productivity that is lost every year in the US, because of venous leg ulcers, is staggering.
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