Prior to advising treatment, Dr. Barnett will recommend conservative management. Short term this may partially alleviate symptoms of venous reflux disease.
Conservative management may include
- Increase activity/exercise
- Weight reduction if indicated
- Periodic elevation
- Compression therapy
- Wound management if needed
Conservative management is typically required by most insurance companies prior to seeking approval for treatment.
Traveling is so rewarding but can take a toll on your circulation. While the risk of developing blood clots on a flight is low, it increases with travel time.
Wearing compression stockings during any long period of immobility helps to improve venous circulation and reduces the risk of swelling, or worse blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).