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German Vein Day: Nationwide free campaigns around vein health.
(April 21, 2010) On April 24, 2010, the sixth German Vein Day with information and campaigns on the topic of vein health will take place throughout Germany. The largest awareness campaign in Germany is initiated by the Deutsche Venenliga e.V. (DVL).
Diseases of the venous system are so common in the population that broom tearers, varicose veins and other venous disorders can be described as a widespread disease. Up to 90 percent of Germans are said to have changes in the venous system. If broom tearers are only a cosmetic problem as visibly enlarged meshes of veins, the larger varicose veins (varices) can already cause unpleasant symptoms. The reason for this is an inherent venous weakness that prevents adequate blood flow back to the heart, which then leads to congestion and overstretching. Especially pregnant women and people with professional standing activities suffer from heaviness, pain or leg cramps. It becomes even more unpleasant if complications such as phlebitis or skin ulcers occur in later stages.
Next Saturday, vein centers and other institutions will offer free doctor's lectures, vein check-ups, vein exercises or vein walking at a total of more than 200 event locations. The aim of the campaign is on the one hand to educate those affected about various treatment options for venous disorders, but above all to provide information about measures for active prevention. Biological therapies are also presented, for example a new radio wave therapy that can be used to gently and painlessly remove disruptive broom tearers. (j.v.)
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