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what is the definition or description of: venous stasis?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Venous stasis.: Venous stasis is the backup of venous blood flow due to malfunctioning(refluxing) of the venous valves. These valves occur in the superficial , perforator and deep venous systems. When these valves malfunction, the back pressure builds up in the veins leading to venous hypertension and symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or tiredness. Signs of venous stasis would be varicose veins and swelling.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How often do you need to go to the doctor to check on your venous stasis?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: If you are having regular leg aching, heaviness, pain or if you have leg discoloration (darkening of the skin) or an ulcer near the ankles you should see your doctor about your venous stasis. Another reason would be if your veins break through the skin and bleed. With none of the above there is no need to have varicose veins checked regularly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have been diagnosed with venous stasis. Are there natural treatments available?

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Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not Really: You can buy anything on the internet. Various herbal remedies are out there, but they don't work. They will not fix damaged skin from poorly functioning vein valves. Medical treatments don't always mean surgery. I recommend you look up and find a vascular surgeon.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is venous stasis considered reversible?

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Dr. Robert Schlessel
Specializes in General Surgery
No: No only treatable and controllable.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms the characterize venous stasis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 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...
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is venous stasis; how does it occur?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Stagnant blood flow: Venous stasis exists when venous blood flow is diminished. Either by reduced venous return, diastolic dysfunction or by increased size of the vessels (varicose veins).

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