Understanding Chronic Venous Disease1,2
Chronic venous disease (CVD) is a common medical condition that affects the veins in the legs and can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling, and skin changes. It is caused by a variety of factors such as age, obesity, pregnancy, genetics, and prolonged standing or sitting. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a consequence of the dysfunction of the valve of the veins, associated with an impaired circulation of blood in the leg veins.
Chronic Venous Disease(CVD) affects millions of individuals worldwide, 5% of Indian population, but little is known of how it is managed in routine clinical practice. 3,4
Know more about chronic venous disease (CVD) from experts all across India
Diagnosis And Prognosis Of CVD
Dr. Bikash Rai Das: Is quality of life an important parameter in the prognosis of CVD- (CIVIQ Score)?
Dr Kapil Mathur: What is the differential diagnosis for the patients presenting with unilateral oedema v/s bilateral oedema of the legs?
Different Patient Profiles Of CVD
Dr Navin Chobdar: Can you discuss the commonly presenting patient profiles with CVD? (Eg Varicose vein, venous edema, venous ulcer)?
Management Of CVD
Understanding role of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction(MPFF) in medical management
RELIEF study showed that the use of MPFF improves Quality of Life among Chronic Venous Disease patients.5
Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction(MPFF)
MPFF is a standard treatment for all stages of Chronic Venous Disease of CEAP classification. It is an adjunct to surgical procedures in the treatment of Chronic Venous Disease.11
MPFF treatment along with Sclerotherapy of Reticular Veins and Telangiectasias6
- Resolution of Venous symptoms post-sclerotherapy was greater in patients treated with MPFF compared with those undergoing sclerotherapy alone.
- MPFF treatment was associated with statistically significant decreases in mean visual analog scale (VAS) scores for leg heaviness, pain.
MPFF Reduces severity and accelerated recovery7
MPFF reduces severity and accelerated recovery to patients undergoing endovenous treatment (EVT) for Varicose Veins of the lower extremities.
MPFF Accelerate healing of Venous
MPFF treatment accelerated Venous Ulcer healing. The chance of healing ulcer was 32% better in patients treated with adjunctive MPFF than in those managed by conventional therapy alone.
Recommended Dose of MPFF
The usual dose of MPFF 1000mg 10
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