SBACV-RN clarifies the population about venous diseases

SBACV-RN clarifies the population about venous diseases
SBACV-RN clarifies the population about venous diseases
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Campaign is part of World Venous Disease Awareness Week and World Health Day

The first days of April arrive with an important mission for angiologists and vascular surgeons who join other medical specialties. The “World Venous Disease Awareness Week” or “Vein Week Brazil”, which also takes place in several countries and, for the first year, in Rio Grande do Norte, the Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (SBACV-RN) participates actively in the campaign. The initiative is from the Venous-Lymmphatic World International Network (v-WIN), a non-profit institution, formed by vascular and other specialties from around the world, with the aim of bringing more information to society through activities and/or educational campaigns. The “Week” also includes World Health Day, celebrated on April 7th.

Dr. Glenda Rocha (CRM RN 3173 | RQEs 1302 and 3913), president of SBACV-RN, comments that bringing this campaign to the population of North Rio Grande do Sul aims to draw attention to venous diseases that cause suffering to their sufferers. “There is a lot of misinformation and doubt among the population about varicose veins, because many people still believe it is an aesthetic problem. But not! They generate symptoms and when they worsen, they can even cause time off from work”, she explains, and comments on the Campaign.

‘Vein Week’ is a week of information about venous diseases. And the doctor emphasizes that the most common of these diseases are varicose veins, and they can present themselves from the mildest degree to the most advanced degree, such as varicose ulcers. “In addition to these, another very common disease is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a disease whose greatest risk is triggering pulmonary embolism and leading to death. After the acute phase of DVT, the patient, who had the thrombus in an important vein in the leg, may, in the long term, suffer from post-thrombotic syndrome, which is due to the insufficiency of this vein, where the thrombus occurred, it stays after a while. And if there is an insufficient vein, it is not recovered, it does not get better again. So, post-thrombotic syndrome is a chronic disease that the patient will need monitoring for the rest of their life”, explains Dr. Glenda.

In this “Week” that invites the world to look at health, it is important to remember that, for each illness, there is a specialist. Varicose veins are treated with an angiologist and/or vascular surgeon. “Evaluating and diagnosing as early as possible means having a greater chance of good treatment and a cure”, concludes the president of SBACV-RN, Dr. Glenda Rocha.

These and other tips on venous health can be found on the SBACV-RN social network (@sbacvrn).

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