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Venous Insufficiency Medication
I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?
2:1 Drug Rx: These are two different disease processes. Venous insufficiency is treated most often without medication but with compression. With your ra, you may feel uncomfortable with the compression that may require some compromise (a palliative approach) between yourself and your clinician. ...Read more
Recovered- iv drug user veins were great, now terrible Worried about long term issues for venous insufficiency and IV access pregnancy/emergencies?
Stay clean: You say you're a recovered iv drug user with terrible veins. Suggest you keep the focus on staying clean and regaining physical as well as mental health. If you're not with NA, do go daily and find a sponsor. See a pcp and take care of your health. He/she is best to answer your question. Follow doctor's advice and keep all appts/referrals. See: http://www.na.org/ I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : If you have discoloration, your venous insufficiency is serious and you are at risk of developing a leg ulcer, even if your legs feel fine. Elevate your legs. Wear compression stockings daily. See a phlebologist or vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for a referral. Treatment is office based and under and hour. Covered by almost all insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CVI: Venous insufficiency is described as the reduced ability of the veins to provide an adequate return of blood back to the heart from the lower extremities. The fault typically is with the walls and/or the valves located in the veins of the legs. The failing valves allow a back flow of blood which increase the pressure on the vein walls thus resulting with varying degrees of pedal edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valves malfunction.: Venous stasis is due to venous insufficiency which is a result of the valves in the venous system malfunctioning . This can be due to the valves in the deep system, superficial system or connecting system. Deep system valve malfunction could be due to prior clots, superficial problems could lead to varicose veins and perforator malfunction could lead to venous ulcers. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I was just diagnosed with mild venous insufficiency ( It started less than a week ago). Is there a general compression level that I can start with?
Close bad veins: When superficial veins are insufficient, they are structurally broken. The vein walls are too stiff and don't have enough elastic in them. Vein valves that keep blood from flowing backwards are broken too. Nothing works right in these veins and we don't the technological ability to fix them yet. So we remove them. This can be done with surgery, sclerotherapy, and/or thermal ablation (laser/rf). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There are two types: Chronic venous insufficiency is when veins do not pump enough oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. This is caused by the valves in the veins leaking or flowing backwards. It usually occurs in the leg . It can be caused by the deep veins leaking [ less common ] or the superficial veins leaking[ more common] . Superficial venous insufficiency is the underlying cause of varicose and spider veins. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Grades of CVI: There is a classification of venous insufficiency called CEAP which grades venous insufficiency in 6 categories from 1 to 6 with 6 being the worse. 1 is spider veins, 2 is varicose veins, 3 is edema, 4 is skin changes, 5 is healed ankle ulcer and 6 is an active ulcer. There are treatments for each level. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Not sure: It is interesting that you receive that information. I am not aware of grade 3 venous insufficiency classification. Ther is a ceap classification. C3 corresponds to patients that have edema as a consequence of venous insufficiency, however gets a bit more complex when add the other components. Would be better for the general publc to refers as mild/moderate/severe. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lymphedema: balls of the issues lymphedema and venous insufficiency can cause swelling of the lower extremities. However with venous insufficiency there is very often a valve dysfunction causing the problem which can be corrected by destruction of the vein. In both cases use of a compression stocking during daily activities would be of benefit to help reduce or prevent the swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic venous insuf: Chronic venous insufficiency is due to the back flow of blood in the veins usually in the lower extremities. Back flow is usually protected by valves in the veins that become faulty over time allowing blood to pool. This increases the pressure of blood in the veins and fluid (and a small amount of blood) leaks into the tissues causing swelling, pain, inflammation, and on the skin ulcerations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had a bilateral venous doppler was told by technician who performed it that I have venous insufficiency what should I expect from dr appointment
Explanation: Venous insufficiency is caused by damage to the valves in your veins. This can lead to swelling, varicose veins, discoloration, and ulcerations. Initial therapy consists of compression stocking therapy, as well as evaluation for surgical therapy. All of these options will be discussed when you have your appointment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See vein specialist: Your best choice is to see a vein specialist and be evaluated. Then you can get a recommendation that is specifically tailored to your needs. You will need a venous ultrasound evaluation to see if you have any underlying vein trouble that isn't visible at the surface. If you do and you have symptoms, treatment should be considered. Otherwise, compression stockings might be considered. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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