Venous insufficiency

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What is venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. The valves in veins are either damaged or missing. Some symptoms include swelling in the lower extremities, dull, achy, and heaviness in the legs.

Common symptoms reported by people with venous insufficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with venous insufficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
venous insufficiency (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
venous insufficiency (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with venous insufficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with venous insufficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
for venous insufficiency (2 evaluations)
Side effects
loss of circulation (cut off) redness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
venous insufficiency (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Perceived effectiveness
for venous insufficiency (2 evaluations)
Side effects
injection site pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
venous insufficiency (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with venous insufficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has venous insufficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 21
40s 34
50s 35
60s 26
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 80
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from venous insufficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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