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What are the treatment options for venous stasis?

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Treatment measures for venous stasis include wearing compression stockings, exercising, avoiding sitting or standing for a long time, and elevating the legs while sitting or lying down, states WebMD. A doctor prescribes antibiotics to help clear up skin conditions caused by venous stasis.

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Also known as venous insufficiency, venous stasis occurs when the venous walls in the leg veins are functioning poorly, making it hard for blood to flow back to the heart, according to Cleveland Clinic. This causes blood to accumulate in the veins leading to stasis. Some causes of venous stasis include high blood pressure in the veins and deep vein thrombosis. The symptoms include skin sores, itching, cramping and swelling, notes WebMD.

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