VARICOSE VEINS

In contrast to wide variety lower limb symptoms including aching, heaviness, pruritis, swelling and restless legs many patients with CVD are asymptomatic. Additionally many studies have shown that such symptoms are present in about half the adult population and increase significantly with age. Symptoms of venous disease alone are usually not characteristic.

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IS SYSTEMATIC DETECTION OF VENOUS REFLUX MANDATORY IN PRACTICE?

Chronic venous disease (CVD) of lower extremities is a major   socio-economic burden with high health care expenditures in many countries. The spectrum of clinical manifestations of CVD ranges from telengiectasias to varicose veins (vv) and severe venous skin changes ie lipodermatosclerosis and venous ulcer. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that the prevalence of   was the most common clinical form CVD is around 25-33% in women and 10-20 % in men.

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