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Venous Stasis Treatment in Vancouver, WA

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Have your lower legs started to change color? Are they starting to swell or take on a dry, crusty appearance? You could be suffering from venous stasis, also known as venous stasis dermatitis. Among the many health problems venous insufficiency can cause, venous stasis is one of the most noticeable and irritating problems. Higher-than-normal pressure on the blood veins can cause damage to the skin, including hyperpigmentation, which is what changes the skin color.

At Vancouver Vein & Surgical Center, we can organize your treatment plan for venous stasis. Our team utilizes cutting-edge, minimally-invasive treatments to quickly and effectively manage the cosmetic and physical symptoms of vein disorders.

Call us today at (360) 448-2047 to schedule a consultation with one of our vein specialists.

Symptoms & Causes of Venous Stasis

Venous stasis is a very noticeable condition. Most people experienced swelling that comes and goes at first. As the disease progresses, more noticeable symptoms will start appearing.

Symptoms of venous stasis include:

  • Swelling (edema)
  • Varicose veins
  • Yellow or brown discoloration in the skin around the lower legs and ankles
  • Hair loss on the ankles or shins
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Oozing sores

Venous stasis is caused by insufficient blood flow in the legs. You may be more prone to this condition if you have high blood pressure, varicose veins, a heart condition, or a blood clot. Pregnancy can also increase your risk.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Venous Stasis?

The most effective way to prevent venous stasis is to make lifestyle changes to improve your legs’ blood flow. These changes can help reduce or eliminate symptoms, such as leg swelling, aching, and cramping. Start wearing compression garments, which can help blood flow in the right direction instead of pooling in the leg. Maintaining a healthy weight and increasing your activity levels can also help your venous stasis condition improve.

What Is the Best Treatment for Venous Stasis?

Compression therapy is commonly recognized as the most helpful treatment for this condition. In addition, leg elevation reduces edema in patients with venous stasis and is recommended for patients with the condition, usually about 30 minutes a few times a day. Introducing light aerobic activity into your daily routine (such as walking, jogging, or riding a stationary bicycle) can also improve your blood’s circulation.

Contact Us for Vein Treatments

Treating the underlying vein condition that caused venous stasis should clear up the symptoms. You may be able to find temporary relief from the symptoms by wearing compression stockings and keeping your legs elevated at night. At Vancouver Vein & Surgical Center, we will help you manage both your venous stasis symptoms and the vascular disorder that caused them. We utilize a wide variety of noninvasive and minimally-invasive treatments.

Contact us online today or call (360) 448-2047 to learn more.

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