[Risk factors of chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities and possibilities of its medication in therapeutic practice].Ter Arkh. 2006; 78(4):68-72.TA
To verify incidence of risk factors of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of the lower limbs and efficacy of outpatient treatment.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A total of 4388 patients were examined by questioning and examination of the lower limbs. 1209 patients with CVI stages C1, C2 and C3 were included in the study. They received recommendations to use elastic compression, topic modalities, physiotherapy. Patients of the study group were given, in addition, detralex for 8 weeks.
Characteristic symptoms of CVI were seen in 68% males and 84% females but only 17.5 and 20%, respectively, had complaints. The risk was highest in history of CVI in the patient's mother, sitting or standing job, hard physical labour, obesity and constipation, two or more labours in women. The effect was achieved in the detralex group.
Many outpatients had symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency but had no complaints. Detralex therapy proved highly effective in outpatient practice.