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

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Treatments taken by people for venous insufficiency

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

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
61
Tried for
venous insufficiency (1)

Data from patients with venous insufficiency, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
venous insufficiency (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with venous insufficiency, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has venous insufficiency on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 67 say venous insufficiency is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 21
40s 36
50s 52
60s 44
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 36
Female 146

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 95
Not Diagnosed 7

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