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I have been diagnosed with venous stasis, I have moderate swelling in both legs, what are treatments?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: No worries

Venous stasis is very common and almost never life threatening or even limb threatening.
It occurs most commonly when the valves of the leg veins breakdown and no longer prevent blood from traveling with gravity all the way to the feet. Compression stockings are the mainstay of therapy and can prevent more serious complications such as ulcerations if used consistently.

In brief: No worries

Venous stasis is very common and almost never life threatening or even limb threatening.
It occurs most commonly when the valves of the leg veins breakdown and no longer prevent blood from traveling with gravity all the way to the feet. Compression stockings are the mainstay of therapy and can prevent more serious complications such as ulcerations if used consistently.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Venous stasis

Firstly you need evaluation with a venous Doppler sonogram which will determine the source of the problem Once this is done a treatment protocol can be established,most often treatment with thermal ablation

In brief: Venous stasis

Firstly you need evaluation with a venous Doppler sonogram which will determine the source of the problem Once this is done a treatment protocol can be established,most often treatment with thermal ablation
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Venous stasis

The treatment for venous stasis is compression.
Your clinician will order tests to confirm that your arterial supply is adequate for compression. Once that occurs, the management will differ but the end goal is the appropriate compression for your legs that is comfortable but adequate to compress. Compression stockings are made by many companies so find one that you are comfortable with.

In brief: Venous stasis

The treatment for venous stasis is compression.
Your clinician will order tests to confirm that your arterial supply is adequate for compression. Once that occurs, the management will differ but the end goal is the appropriate compression for your legs that is comfortable but adequate to compress. Compression stockings are made by many companies so find one that you are comfortable with.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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