Varicose (VAR-i-kos) veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are often found on the thighs, backs of the calves, or the inside of the leg
Pantyhose: A Relic of the 20 th Century . It might have been predicted in the thirties, after the introduction of lastex and nylon, that there would be no large-scale reversion by undie-wearers to the fabrics they replaced.
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EDEMA OVERVIEW. Edema is the medical term for swelling caused by a collection of fluid in the spaces that surround the body’s tissues and organs.
Introduction. It is estimated that leg ulceration currently affects 580 000 individuals in the UK at any one time and costs approximately £300-600 million per annum .The majority of leg ulcers (approximately 70%) are caused by venous disease and recurrence rates are high, with two thirds of patients experiencing one or more recurrences .
Tweet . Certain activities may trigger the onset of lymphedema, or may exacerbate the symptoms of existing lymphedema. Individuals affected by lymphedema and those at risk for developing it (everyone who has undergone lymph node excision and/or radiation treatments) should observe the following precautions.
There may still be some confusion or misconceptions out there in properly distinguishing graduated compression stockings and anti-embolism or T.E.D. stockings.
Compression stockings or compression sleeves need to be worn after liposuction surgery to prevent complications and fluid accumulation in the affected arms and legs.
CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE OVERVIEW. Chronic venous disease is a common disorder that affects the veins of the legs. These veins carry blood from the …
Posted by Amazed (Seattle Wa) on 10/21/2013. I’ve had Lymphedema in one leg for many years. I was told by a vascular specialist it was because I broke my ankle a couple of times and damaged the lymph capillaries.