Are your legs swollen often?
    Neglecting trophedema for long period of time can develop to Varicose Vein.

    What is Trophedema?

    Trophedema is occurred when the body cannot control the body fluid.
    The human body absorbs water and nutrients through everyday life, and wastes are discharged to control the amount of bodily fluid. However, trophedema can occur from inappropriate blood circulation due to various causes.
    When trophedema is neglected for long period of time, the valves inside the veins are damaged to be developed into the varicose vein where the backflow of blood is occurred, and skin pigmentation, eczema on the lower limbs, and ulcer can be occurred.

    Symptoms of Trophedema

    Legs get swollen often.


    In serious cases, legs are swollen to be completely different in size in the morning and afternoon.


    Extreme fatigue is felt on the legs when sleeping.


    There are symptoms such as obtuse pain or a heavy feeling on the lower limbs.


    Symptoms are relieved when lying down with the legs lifted.

    Diagnosis of Trophedema

    Case history study – Diagnosis of drug administration and accompany of general disease


    Physical examination – Diagnosis on the degree of obesity, being accompanied by pain or not, visible vein abnormality, and a change in the skin


    Blood test – Abnormal function on the liver and kidney and abnormality in the thyroid hormone are diagnosed.


    Vascular Ultrasound – Abnormalities in the venous function and cardiac function are diagnosed.

    Treatment Method of Trophedema

    • 1

      Compression stockings are worn. Compression stockings use the following principles: they have the highest pressure on the ankles, and the pressure is reduced by going up the leg. Accordingly, the venous blood focused on the bottom of the legs is pushed up appropriately to the heart to prevent the backflow of venous blood.

    • 2

      Exercise of lifting the legs is performed. Legs are lifted while in a lying position for 30 minutes to 1 hour before going to sleep to do the ankle movement.

    • 3

      Exercise of standing on the tiptoe is done frequently.

    • 4

      Ankles are moved frequently for those sitting long period of time at work.

    • 5

      Exercises for contracting the calf muscles are performed. (Walk, cycling, swimming, etc.)

    • 6

      Static exercise of lifting heavy objects is to be avoided.

    • 7

      Body weight is to be reduced. (Overweight can apply pressure to the veins consistently to worsen the symptoms. )

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