The Philippine Society of Vascular Medicine educated the public against the health risks of vascular diseases in the first-ever “Usapang Vein Health Tayo” held at VistaMall, Taguig City.
Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) is a common but under-recognized condition among adults in the Philippines. In a report from the National Nutrition and Health Survey of the Philippines, five out of 10 adult Filipinos suffer from CVD.
The most prevalent symptom of CVD is leg heaviness or leg pain, which usually occurs upon prolonged standing or after a long work out. Other manifestations include spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, and darkening or brownish discoloration of the skin in the lower legs.
“Many people would mistakenly think that they have diabetes because of the non-healing nature of the wound. The underlying problem in all these cases is vein valve reflux,” said Dr. David Raymund K. Salvador, PSVM president.