Venous disorders

Venous disorders are a common medical condition affecting the venous system with varying clinical manifestations, signs and symptoms. Read here about lifestyle, risk, and aggravating factors for leg health, the disease mechanism, CEAP classification and why compression therapy plays a fundamental role in the treatment concept of venous disorders.

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Venous disorders: disease mechanism
Venous disorders are characterized by impaired flow of blood from the veins of the legs back to the heart. The insufficient venous drainage can result from pooling and reflux of blood, obstruction, venous wall scarring, and muscle pump dysfunction, either alone or in combination. Compression therapy plays a fundamental role in the treatment concept of venous disorders.
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Factors that impede leg health
Factors that negatively influence leg health
Many factors can unfavorably influence leg health. These can include lifestyle factors, such as reduced activity, obesity, and/or smoking. Other factors such as advanced age, gender, hormonal changes, and a family history of venous disorders are also influential. In these cases, compression wear may help to support leg health. Factors such as surgery and long-distance traveling bear an increased risk for the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Wearing compression might prevent DVT to develop.
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