Venous disorders in the legs are extremely common and can range from minor asymptomatic incompetence of venous valves to severe chronic leg ulceration. In patients with venous disorders, the internal walls of the leg veins are deteriorated and incompetent. When a valve is incompetent in the vein system, blood flows backwards towards the foot. This is called venous reflux. This causes the deep vein system to become incompetent resulting disorders like severe varicose veins.
When blood is not pumped effectively from the lower leg, the peripheral veins will not be emptied even when walking. They remain filled with blood and the pressure in the vein will not decrease. This condition is known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) which may result in edema, skin change and in some cases ulceration.
Certain risk factors which make CVI more likely to occur are:
- Family history of vein problems
- Injury to a vein
- Recent surgery
- Being overweight
- Being pregnant more than once
- Sitting or standing for long periods
- Age over 30
- Being a woman
Defective venous valves cannot be replaced or fixed. Specialists agree that compression stocking is THE basic treatment of venous diseases. This is the reason why medical compression stockings are recognized as a medicine. Wearing PROVENO medical compression stockings combined with muscle activity will ease the venous blood return, decrease the venous hypertension, and aids quicker healing while slowing down the progression of the disease.
The links below provide specific information about venous diseases and the respective applications of compression stocking:
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Leg Ulcer
- Sprains and Strains