Give your legs the attention they deserve and help ensure a pain-free future.
The Followig Checklist was produced on the recommendation of leading specialists. While this vein check cannot replace a through examination by your doctor, it enables you to easily identify whether you are at risk of developing varicose veins or serious venous disease. Once you have answered all the questions, check your score.
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There Is no real risk of a venous disorder at present. However, you can still take preventive measures In certain situations to ensure your legs remain healthy: People whose work Involves sitting or standing for long periods of time will benefit from wearing fashionable, low-pressure compression stockings that reduce leg complaints and swelling In the evenings.
For your own safety, we recommend you take precautionary measures before embarking on a Journey (car, train, plane) lasting several hours or more. Wearing travel stockings whilst travelling can prevent unpleasant swelling of the legs and also reduces the risk of venous thrombosis.
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Take your leg complaints seriously and help ensure healthy veins. Talk to your doctor. Sometimes, complaints can be resolved by taking simple, preventive measures or compression treatment.
Expert advice from a venous disease specialist and on-going general medical care will help to alleviate your discomfort and prevent the disease from progressing further.
Yes, your risk of developing an ulcer is elevated. The vessels’ functioning is so disturbed that there is stasis. Then edema appears and your skin aspect changes – at first a color change, then it itches and eczema appears. As time passes, your skin hardens. A small wound or an inflammation due to a mosquito bite are enough to cause deterioration to your skin. An ulcer forms. These changes appear gradually and can in most cases be resolved with treatment.
No, as the risk factors like genetic predisposition and higher age cannot be treated. But you can prevent symptoms and also signs of chronic venous insufficiency if you have varicose veins. Keep moving! Use the staircase rather than the elevator. Practice a sport that stimulates your venous system like cycling, swimming, or walking. Raise your legs and move as often as possible. It is also recommended to shower your legs with cold water and to wear compression socks or stockings.