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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Venous Stasis (Overview)

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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Is venous stasis considered reversible?

Is venous stasis considered reversible?

Can control it but : Not cure it. As all of the others have said, chronic venous insufficiency (venous stasis) is very treatable but, true of all superficial venous insufficiency, it can't be cured. The manifestations of cvi can be greatly improved with treatment but, long term, your veins will need to be chronically managed with periodic checkups and treatment in order to maintain the best results possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
149 doctors shared insights

Venous Stasis (Overview)

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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What are the symptoms the characterize venous stasis?

What are the symptoms the characterize venous stasis?

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... ...Read more

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I have what has been diagnosised venous stasis dermatitis for many years and have seen a number of dermatologist and have gotten only temporary relief?

I have what has been diagnosised venous stasis dermatitis for many years and have seen a number of dermatologist and have gotten only temporary relief?

See a phlebologist: Evaluation including a duplex ultrasound study may show abnormal veins that can be ablated using one of several minimally invasive techniques. ...Read more

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

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

Venous stasis: Venous stasis and the underlying cause of venous hypertension can be treated with compression. You should seek help from a clinician that is familiar with determining the correct compression for you. A wound care center and vascular surgeon that specializes in veins can help you. There are many choices for compression and it can take some time before the right level and comfort are attained. ...Read more

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Can stress cause venous stasis ulcers to worsen?

Stress Veins: Not specifically. Stress is never a helpful thing--we do not recommend stress to help cure our patients no matter what the disease may be. Venous stasis ulcers will worsen if the underlying pathology, increased pressure of the veins, is not addressed nor treated appropriately. Other causes of worsening ulcers can include an infectious etiology also. ...Read more

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What does black tissue in a venous stasis ulcer mean?

What does black tissue in a venous stasis ulcer mean?

Black in ulcer: 'black' tissue can be several things in an ulcer. It can represent decayed tissue, infected tissue, affects of silver based dressings, etc. Please go to a wound center to be seen. ...Read more

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Are venous stasis ulcers successfully treated by hyperbaric oxygen?

Are venous stasis ulcers successfully treated by hyperbaric oxygen?

Not standard care: The standard of care for the treatment of venous leg ulcers would be compression, not hyperbaric oxygen, as dr. Bohack said. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of a stasis ulcer on one's leg?

How does one get rid of a stasis ulcer on one's leg?

Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...Read more

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What is venous stasis?

What is venous stasis?

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 more

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