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Is venous stasis disease considered a disability?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
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.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
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.
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.
Mar 3, 2012

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is venous stasis disease a disability; it is pretty hard to do anything?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Venous stasis disabi: The vast majority of patients with venous stasis are not disabled. You should see a clinician to assist you with the treatment which can include compression stockings and or surgical procedures.
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Is venous stasis considered reversible?

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No: No only treatable and controllable.
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