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How do you treat venous stasis?

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Dr. Lawrence Presant
Phlebology 42 years experience
Get the blood moving: Venous stasis is sluggish flow due to venous insufficiency (valve damage) or calf muscle dysfunction due to bedrest, improper gait/footwear or injury. Ambulation with good calf muscle contraction, enhanced by compression stockings and correcting the vein problem (varicose vein disease/insufficiency) also helps. Those at risk for blood clots (heredity, surgery, malignancy) may need blood thinners.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Venous stasis: This is most often related to venous reflux.evaluation with venous Doppler sonogram will determine the source and then a treatment plan determined In the interim would recommend support or compression stockings

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What is venous stasis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Venous stasis: The issue is one of vein hypertension, due to the impeded flow of blood returning to the heart, especially in the legs. This is due to incompetent valves in the veins. With increased blood pooling in the legs comes 'heavier' legs, swelling, pain from swelling, pitting in the skin, leakage of fluid and blood into the tissues, leakage of the fluid onto the skin causing maceration and destruction...

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