Swelling, aching, dermatitis and ulcers of the legs – the focus of this book – are most often caused by defects in the valves within veins. This book describes how these valves are damaged and how valvular reflux affects our “anti-gravitational system” during upright activity. Emphasis is on treating the condition by non-surgical interventions.
Venous insufficiency is a common cause of restricted activity, early retirement, and prolonged medical care. For many, it means disfiguring and troublesome skin conditions and ulcers in the legs. Despite the frequency and the exasperating nature of venous insufficiency, it is a largely under-diagnosed and under-treated condition. Yet, when identified and treated appropriately, the complications can be controlled, if not eliminated.
This accessible text offers clear cut explanations of the causes of venous insufficiency and of the symptoms and findings that point to the diagnosis. It is designed to ease the labor-intensive burden of managing the results of venous insufficiency in office practice while describing interventions that the patient and/or caregiver can apply at home. This is an essential reference for physicians, healthcare providers, and individuals dealing with this debilitating disorder.
Venous Insufficiency provides in-depth coverage of:
- Diagnosis and management of venous insufficiency
- Symptoms and causes of venous disease
- How venous disease affects individuals in various life situations, including youth, pregnancy, old age, and obesity
- Medical conditions that complicate the management of venous insufficiency
- Approaches for treatment and management, and more