Solutions

Treating venous insufficiency is essential.

The aim being to reduce symptoms and prevent complications.

Three types of solution exist:

Lifestyle and dietary guidelines

Some simple lifestyle guidelines can help to reduce leg pain a daily basis.

You will find more details in the “Good habits” section.

DO DON’T DO

regular practice of a gentle sport

exposure to heat sources

cold showers

prolonged seated or standing positions

elevate the foot of your bed

high heels

wear low heels

clothes that are too tight

eat a balanced diet

tobacco, coffee, and alcohol

Medical compression (stockings or bandages)

Compression promotes venous return. It helps to prevent edema and promotes tissue oxygenation.

Your doctor may prescribe a means of compression. The pharmacist can help you choose the most suitable for you, advising on size, fabric, and texture.

Phlebotonic medication

Female doctor talking to patient

Phlebotonics are a type of medication used to improve vascular health. They are indicated for the treatment of venous insufficiency (heavy legs, pains, restlessness). Phlebotonics help to relieve the symptoms of venous disease. However, not all have demonstrated the same level of effectiveness, particularly with regard to the protection of vein valves, as established by the latest international recommendations.1

 

Recommendations for use of phlebotonic medication1

Table Daflon

*MPFF is marketed under the following trade names: Daflon®, Ardium®, Alvenor®, Arvenum® 500, Capiven®, Detralex®, Elatec®, Flebotropin®, Variton®, Venitol®.

DAFLON® is the most prescribed phlebotropic medication in the world for treating chronic venous disease2 (for further information, please click here)

Nicolaides A et al. Management of chronic venous disorders of the lower limbs: guidelines according to scientific evidence. Int Angiol. 2014:33(2):126-139.

IMS data in prescriptions in venous disease (moving 12 months total at the end of march 2014. Perimeter: 38 countries. List available on request).