Arteriovenous diseases

Veins, arteries and capillaries make up our body’s vascular system. Blood is transported from the heart, a strong dual pump, through the arteries into all parts of our body. This provides the organs and tissue with the oxygen they need. Blood then returns to the heart through our veins. An adequate venous blood flow is important to keep the circulation in balance.

Particularly when we are standing, veins need help to work against gravity. Leg muscles act as an additional pump while venous valves prevent blood from flowing backward in the legs.


What is venous disease?

Venous disease results when the venous blood flow does not work properly. Superficial and deep leg veins are most commonly affected.


Common signs of venous disease

  • “Spider veins” (teleangiectasia)
  • Varicose veins
  • Phlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Leg ulcers


Risk factors for venous disease

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Overweight
  • Lack of exercise and/or sedentary or standing work
  • Extended travel in a confined seated position, e.g., on an airplane, in a bus or car


Our recommendation

Thrombocid®gel have been successfully used in Germany for almost 40 years for the supportive treatment of vein inflammations (thrombophlebitis) to be applied on the skin.

The active substance sodium pentosan polysulfate (NaPPS) in Thrombocid®gel has been used to treat subacute and chronic thrombosis for over 50 years.