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Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency can refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with venous insufficiency, 63% report having skin lesion, 34% report having leg swelling, and 34% report having peripheral edema. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of venous insufficiency are skin lesion and leg swelling, although you may still have venous insufficiency without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with venous insufficiency often receive wound care management, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), traction; splints; and other wound care, debridement of wound; infection or burn, ultrasonography, excision, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and examination of foot .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with venous insufficiency include mupirocin topical, collagenase topical, silver sulfadiazine topical, cellulose, silver nitrate topical each, tetracaine (one touch), petrolatum topical, cilostazol, calamine topical, sodium tetradecyl sulfate (sotradecol), aloe vera topical, balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin topical and pimecrolimus topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for venous insufficiency include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years almost never get venous insufficiency.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
2.4x
75+ years
2.9x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.2x
Other
0.6x
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