Directeur d’enseignement du DU de compression médicale, Paris Sorbonne, CHU Pitié-Salpetrière, 47-83, boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France
- Key words: chronic venous disorders, venous symptoms, medical compression stockings
- DOI : 10.1684/stv.2018.1043
- Page(s) : 249-53
- Published in: 2018
The correlation between venous symptoms and the presence of telangiectasias and/or reticular veins is one of the most controversial topics in chronic venous disorders. As symptoms may be non-specific of chronic venous disease, it is important to differentiate venous symptoms from symptoms of other causes. Some data suggest that the risk to develop venous symptoms is increased in women, advanced age and obesity. Treatment of the symptoms is mainly based on elastic compression, correction of foot static disorders, physical advice, reduction of body weight and secondarily on venoactive drugs and sclerotherapy. The efficacy and mode of action of medical compression is discussed in this article.