Take the following steps to help manage venous insufficiency:
- Use compression stockings to decrease chronic swelling.
- Avoid long periods of sitting or standing. Even moving your legs slightly will help the blood in your veins return to your heart.
- Care for wounds aggressively if any skin breakdown or infection occurs.
Surgery (varicose vein stripping) may be recommended.
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Heart, front view
Review Date : 6/1/2009
Reviewed By : Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.