What are venous diseases?
Examples for venous diseases
The venous system
Signs and symptoms
The CEAP classification system
|C 0||No visible or palpable signs of venous disease|
|C 1||Telangiectasies or reticular veins|
|C 2||Varicose veins without clinical signs of chronic venous insufficiency|
|C 3||Varicose veins with oedema|
|C 4a||Varicose veins with trophic skin changes divided into:|
|C 4b||Pigmentation or eczema|
|C 5||Lipodermatosclerosis or atrophie blanche|
|C 6||Varicose veins with healed venous ulcer|
Varicose veins with an active venous ulcer
Start wearing compression garments regularly. This way, you will not only prevent spider veins and varicose veins. In many cases, garments in the lower compression classes will suffice. Surgical appliance retailers and fashion shops sell trendy models that don't look like compression stockings at all.
Apropos styling: leave your high heels in the wardrobe more often and wear flat shoes. The reason: in high heels, the muscles in the feet are fairly inactive and the pressure the muscles exert on the venous system is weaker. In flat shoes, in contrast, the foot can roll over easily, which, in turn, activates the calf muscle pump.