FAQ

HOW TO RECOGNIZE CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE

Your symptoms are similar to those of chronic venous disease. You should consult your doctor because different solutions exist.

These are chronic venous disease-related symptoms due to bad venous circulation. You can avoid making the problem worse by adopting some daily lifestyle measures (see section “good daily habits”). In addition, you should consult your doctor because there are some effective treatments that can be followed in order to stop the progression of the symptoms and prevent complications.

These are chronic venous disease-related symptoms due to bad venous circulation. You can avoid making the problem worse by taking daily lifestyle measures (see section “good daily habits”). In addition, you should consult your doctor because there are some effective treatments that can be followed in order to stop the progression of the symptoms and prevent complications.

Your symptoms are similar to those of chronic venous disease. You should consult your doctor because different solutions exist.
If you regularly suffer from at least one of these symptoms especially at the end of the day: heavy legs, leg pain, swelling sensation, night cramps, itching sensation, and restless legs; and/or have signs such as varicose veins and leg edema, you should consult your general practitioner (GP). Your GP will proceed to a clinical examination, and if necessary, will refer you to a specialist (phlebologist, vascular surgeon, or angiologist) for further examinations.
Your doctor will generally proceed to a clinical examination consisting of a simple visual examination and the palpation of your legs. Sometimes, for further investigations, she/he will use a noninvasive instrument known as a doppler ultrasound to look at the blood flow inside your leg veins and determine if there is any reflux.

WHAT ARE THE LIFESTYLE MEASURES TO ADOPT
TO PREVENT CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE SYMPTOMS ?

It depends on the sport you practice. Some sports, such as walking, cycling, swimming, and dancing, are beneficial since they promote the upward flow of blood to your heart, hence the venous circulation, through the contraction of your leg muscles. In contrast, high-impact sports such tennis, basketball, and football are not advisable because they dilate veins and slow down venous return.

All hormonal treatments have a negative impact on veins. For instance, in case of medical history of phlebitis, contraceptive pills are contraindicated. However, impact intensity depends on the pill because several dosages exist. The new generation pills have a higher risk of causing venous thrombosis compared to older generation pills. To find the contraceptive pill that best suits you, you should consult your gynecologist.

Pregnancies are not always problematic; one can avoid making symptoms worse by taking daily lifestyle measures (see section  “Articles” ). In addition, if you present any symptoms or signs of chronic venous disease, some effective treatments can be followed in order to stop its progression and prevent complications, even in pregnant women.
Yes, by elevating the footboard by 10 to 15 cm, you ease the venous return. However, this is not advised if you suffer from heart failure.
Being overweight or obese are considered factors leading to a worsening of venous insufficiency. Hence, if you are overweight, losing weight may relieve your symptoms.
The occurrence of varicose veins is partly due to genetic and environmental factors. One may act on the latter component by adopting some lifestyle measures (see section “good daily habits”) that will help reduce their risk of occurrence or progression to more severe stages. In addition, some effective treatments can be followed right from the early signs of chronic venous disease in order to stop its progression and prevent complications.

CAN CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE GET WORSE?

It could be chronic venous disease. This is a progressive disease that can lead to serious complications that are difficult to cure such as varicose veins, edema, or ulcers.
Chronic venous disease is a chronic and progressive disease due to an inflammatory process that damages the venous structures (see section “Chronic venous disease”). As a result, it may lead to complications such as varicose veins, edema, or ulcers. That is why it is of the utmost importance to be treated right at the beginning of the disease.

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This quick questionnaire will enable you
to assess your potential risk
of suffering, or not, from chronic venous disease

HAVE A VENOUS
CHECK-UP

This rapid questionnaire will enable you
to assess your potential risk
of suffering, or not, from chronic venous disease