Venous oedema is the result of a malfunctioning blood drainage system in the blood vessels, also called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). The blood is insufficiently drained, which increases the pressure in the venous (draining) system. The increased pressure in the blood vessels can lead to various symptoms, one of which is venous oedema. If the blood in the vessels is not properly drained, there is an accumulation of blood. In this process, the fluid from the vessels is pushed into the tissue, causing fluid buildup (oedema).
Venous oedema occurs because the valves in the veins do not function properly, the valves are damaged by a thrombosis, increased pressure has arisen in the venous system or in rare cases a congenital vascular abnormality has been detected. This often involves varicose veins or smaller visible vascular structures on the legs.Frequently asked questions about venous oedema
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