For most, the first step in managing Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) is a trial of conservative measures. These will not treat the underlying CVD. The purpose of these measures is to provide symptomatic relief and to slow down the disease. If you only have mild CVD and are just looking for symptomatic relief, you may not need any other treatment.

Conservative measures include:

  • Regular, low-impact exercise
  • Leg elevation
  • Weight loss
  • Compression stocking use

If the conservative measures don’t provide enough relief, other treatments should be considered.