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2012 | 2 | 1 | 95-100
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Lower limb oedema in vascular disease

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Introduction: Lower limb oedema is a significant problem in vascular diseases. Due to the localization, it greatly hampers normal mobility affecting quality of life. Purpose: To evaluate the frequency of lower limb swelling in the course of vascular diseases and related complaints. Materials and methods: 30 patients (16 men; aged 26-87 (mean 59)) admitted to Wroclaw University Hospital; suffering from idiopathic lymphatic insufficiency, chronic venous insufficiency-related swelling and swelling caused by atheromatosis and thrombosis. Results: 8 patients (27%) had lymphoedema, of whom 5 were diagnosed with swelling after giving birth and 3 were hospitalized not knowing the reason of the lymphatic system dysfunction. 9 patients (30%) had swelling in arteriosclerosis and venous failure, and only 4 patients (13%) were treated because of deep vein thrombosis. Conclusions: General health serves as the main indicator of correlation between loss of mobility and mean swelling size. There was no statistically significant correlation between general health and gender. Cutaneous pain (22% respondents) was the main complaint followed by limb deformity (15%) and lack of knowledge (18%). Declared physical activity among study population was high
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