Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease

Heavy, Painful & Swollen Legs

Varicose Veins

Chronic Venous Disease

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Prevention of Chronic Venous Disease

5/2/2023

Staying Home with Leg Pain, Heaviness, Swelling and Varicose Veins Caused by Venous Insufficiency

Staying home with venous insufficiency and sedentary lifestyle

During this period of staying at home, the sedentary lifestyle aggravates the condition of people with venous insufficiency.

Venous insufficiency is a disease that is constantly getting worse. The reflux and stagnation of blood within the peripheral veins, apart from the edema, causes a series of symptoms, such as the feeling of heaviness and fatigue, burning and pain with particular deterioration during the summer months. But it can deteriorate to more dangerous symptoms such as venous ulcer.

Venous insufficiency of the lower extremities can be manifested in various forms such as varicose veins, and spider veins, while at a more advanced stage it is manifested by edema, dermatitis from venous stasis or ulcer.

You can see the different stages here.

elevate your legs to prevent cvi

Tips for venous insufficiency while staying home:

  • Avoid a long sitting position. If this is not possible then use special elastic socks of graduated compression.
  • If you work from home and are behind a desk for several hours, get up regularly for walking, avoid cross your legs and use a footrest.
  • Integrate exercise into your daily routine. Walking, light running and cycling help venous circulation.
  • Rest your feet in a high position 2-4 times a day for a couple of minutes.
  • Avoid tight clothing that prevents venous circulation.

foot rests for cvi

Women experience discomfort more intensely due to hormonal changes and fluctuations in their body.

In combination with the high temperature the veins dilate even more, the blood does not easily return to the heart, it is trapped in the veins of the gastrocnemius and due to the incomplete oxygenation they activate the mechanisms of inflammation and cause the symptoms mentioned earlier as well as dermatitis, eczema and skin lesions.

For the treatment of the symptoms of venous disease, apart from the changes in lifestyle, it is particularly beneficial to take a suitable pharmaceutical formulation. Thanks to the five natural flavonoids it contains, it increases venous tone and protects the vessels1. All this helps to relieve the feeling of heaviness in the legs, fatigue, edema and pain.

REFERENCES

  1. Young J. et al., Chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins of the lower extremities, Pubmed, Korean J Intern Med. 2019;34(2):269-283, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30360023/

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