Online Vein Assessment

Vein problems are very common and occur in various forms, for example, about 20% of people develop visible varicose veins, while 84% get thread veins on their legs. In order top to standardise the reporting and treatment of the diverse manifestations of chronic venous disorders (CVD), a comprehensive classification system (CEAP) was developed (Eklof, 2004; Nazarko, 2013).  CEAP stands for:

C – Clinical – what the veins look like

E – Etiology – whether the problem is hereditary or not

A – Anatomy – which veins are involved

P – Pathophysiology – which way the blood is flowing and whether it is blocked or not

The most commonly used portion of the CEAP classification is the Clinical section (C), which has 7 main categories:

Classification

Description

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Gardamed products

C0

No visible signs of venous disease when looking at the leg

Healthy legs

Lady Gloria 12
Man Support 15

C1

Spider veins are visible when looking at the leg

spider veins

Lady Gloria 12 or 18
Man Support 15 or 18

C2

Varicose veins are visible

C2 varicose veins

Micro Class 1
Gentleman Class 1

C3

Visible oedema (swelling) usually around ankle

Oedema

Micro Class 2
Gentleman Class 2

C4a

Pigmentation (darkening) of the skin, eczema (redness and itching)

eczema

Comfort Class 2
Strong Class 2 or 3

C4b

Lipodermatoscleroisis (skin hardening) and athropie bianche (white skin area)

lipodermatosclerosis

Comfort Class 2
Strong Class 2 or 3

C5

Healed venous ulcer

healed venous ulcer

Comfort Class 2
Strong Class 2

C6

Active open venous ulcer

active venous ulcer

UlcerKit Pro 35
UlcerKit Pro 40