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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Venous Stasis (Definition)

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 ...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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Portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein thrombosis?

Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions or cancers. Patient may need blood thinners or other treatments. ...Read more

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Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Yep...sure can: Compression stockings can be very useful and actually the primary treatment in those patients with venous insufficiency, whether of the deep veins or the superficial veins. They aid in lessening the distention of varicose veins which causes aching, decreasing fluid accumulation in the tissues, and also help by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

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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What's pulmonary stasis?

What's pulmonary stasis?

Sluggish blood flow: Stasis means sluggish or absent blood flow. This can occur because of obstruction[ ie blockage] or alteration of blood hemodynamics. In the lungs it can very serious and even life threatening. ...Read more

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Does Venous insufficiency cause DVTS ?

Does Venous insufficiency cause DVTS ?

Dvt: DVT happens in veins where blood movement is sluggish or even minimal. Venous stasis predisposes to DVT. Particularly when leg muscles are not active. ...Read more

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Does arterial insufficiency cause edema like chronic venous insufficiency?

Does arterial insufficiency cause edema like chronic venous insufficiency?

Venous edema: One of the hallmarks of chronic venous insufficiency is ankle and leg swelling. In the early stages of venous insufficiency, ankle and leg swelling occur at the end of the day and are relieved by leg elevation. In longstanding venous insufficiency, leg swelling is constant. Arterial insufficiency patients do not typically complain of lower extremity swellling. ...Read more

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What leads to venous thrombosis?

What leads to venous thrombosis?

Several causes: Venous thrombosis, or blood clots in the veins, can result from a number of causes such as injury to the vein wall, sluggish blood flow (as might occur when one is bedridden), and clotting abnomality where the blood has a tendency to clot (also known as hypercoaguability). ...Read more

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Are venous stasis ulcers successfully treated by hyperbaric oxygen?

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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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What is cortical venous thrombosis?

What is cortical venous thrombosis?

Rare condition: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (cvst) is a rare form of stroke that results from thrombosis (a blood clot) of the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures. ...Read more

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Is venous stasis considered reversible?

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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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What is venous thrombosis?

What is venous thrombosis?

Vein Blood Clot: Venous thrombosis most often occurs in the leg veins. If it is in the deep leg veins it is called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention and treatment with blood thinners. If the clot is in veins under the skin it is not particularly serious and is treated with moist heat and drugs like motrin. ...Read more

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Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Yes - proven: There is much medical research documenting the effectiveness of compression stockings in preventing thrombophlebitis. This includes prevention of deep & superficial thrombophlebitis, (ie DVT & SVT). Compression therapy is also a therapy for SVT & is used in the hospital for DVT prophylaxis. Especially useful if varicose veins or venous reflux as it helps improve vein flow & prevent SVT in varices ...Read more

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What's chronic venous insufficiency?

What's chronic venous insufficiency?

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 more

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Can compression stockings make varicose veins worse?

Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read more

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Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Valves malfunction.: Bad veins lead to venous stasis and 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.See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Can cortical venous thrombosis be cured?

Can cortical venous thrombosis be cured?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What can be done for venous stasis disease with lymphedema?

What can be done for venous stasis disease with lymphedema?

Valves malfunction.: Venous stasis with lymphedema 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. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux exam. Initial treatment consists of support hose, lymphedema massage and compression pumps. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between venous stasis disease and lymphedema?

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Is there any connection between venous stasis disease and lymphedema?

Phlebolymphedema: There is such a close connection between veins and lymphatic channels that many feel it is impossible to have venous insufficiency and not have the lymphatics be affected--at least a little--and probably vice versa. It is possible though to have lymphedema with essentially no venous insufficiency. It is also possible to have both, treat the veins, and have no effect on swelling. ...Read more

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What is venous stasis; how does it occur?

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Venous insufficiency: A better name for venous stasis is venous insufficiency. Stasis implies that blood isn't moving when, in fact, venous blood is moving--the wrong way. Normally venous valves direct blood flow up and out of the leg but when the valves stop working properly, blood flows backwards, pressure builds up and the pain and skin changes of "stasis" occur. More often than not, the cause is hereditary. ...Read more

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Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

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Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

Venous insufficiency: Actually venous stasis and stasis dermatitis are misnomers. Venous stasis means that venous blood isn't moving and we now know that really doesn't happen. As dr. Bolhack said, the cause of the problem is venous hypertension which occurs because of venous insufficiency or reflux (blood flowing backwards), not stasis. Chronic venous insufficiency causes inflammation which causes dermatitis. ...Read more

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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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How do you treat venous stasis?

How do you treat venous stasis?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do for venous stasis pain?

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Venous stasis pain: Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps. Compression is essential but you might need 30-40 mm hg stockings. The easiest way to do this is usually to wear prescription graduated compression stockings or circaids. If you can take anti-inflammatory medicine, that can help too. The best thing though is to see a vein specialist and treat your underlying venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain of venous stasis ?

What can I do for  pain of venous stasis ?

Compression: The best way to deal with pain and aching often associated with venous stasis is to prevent it! compression stockings are the mainstay of therapy. Most commonly knee high garments with at least 20-30 mmhg compression. Weight loss, leg elevation, and excercise all have important roles. People that have symptoms despite conservative therapy may need other interventions. See a vascular specialist! ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis?

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Venous stasis pain: Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps. Compression is essential but you might need 30-40 mm hg stockings. The easiest way to do this is usually to wear prescription graduated compression stockings or circaids. If you can take anti-inflammatory medicine, that can help too. The best thing though is to see a vein specialist and treat your underlying venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis ?

Get evaluated: Venous stasis can be from failure of the superficial veins ("varicose veins"), the deep veins (almost always after a dvt), or both. If the superficial system is involved then treatment can offer at least some symptom improvement. The first step is evaluation by a phlebologist, or an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon who is committed to caring for vein disease. ...Read more

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Is venous stasis disease considered a disability?

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. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Venous stasis?

What is the definition or description of: Venous stasis?

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. ...Read more

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

Regularly: If you have not had a full work-up to determine the cause of your venous stasis, then you should see a vein specialist asap, as there may be issues that can be improved or even cured to resolve the problem. If you are currently undergoing tratment and are stable, then you should be followed regularly, perhaps every 6-12 months for monitoring. Any sudden change should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic venous stasis and chronic arterial insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic venous stasis and chronic arterial insufficiency?

Significant: Chronic venous stasis (cvi) is a result of long standing venous insufficiency due to malfunctioning of the valves of either the superficial, deep or both systems of veins. Chronic arterial insufficiency is due to long standing decrease arterial blood flow into either the legs or arms. Venous problems cause leg swelling and discoloration while arterial problems cause pain and even gangrene. ...Read more

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Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

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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Has anyone ever heard of venous stasis, what I can do?

Has anyone ever heard of venous stasis, what I can do?

Venous stasis: Venous insufficiency can be controlled medically with compression and some simple preventive measures. Venous insufficiency, if deemed severe enough due to complications (like ulcerations), can be treated with surgery. Even with surgery, complete correction, from the pure sense of the word, is not the correct language. You would still have compression stockings recommended after the procedure. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Venous stasis, I have accidentally found a way to make this go away, is this worth anything ?

Venous stasis, I have accidentally found a way to make this go away, is this worth anything ?

If it works, yes!: Just elevating your legs periodically during the day can help. Support stockings can also be helpful. It is important to move your legs, get up and take walks, etc, and avoid sitting in one place or standing still for long periods. And try not to wear any clothing that constricts your abdomen. Finally, regular exercise and weight loss if you are overweight are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

A condition characterized by a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in ...Read more