Varicose Veins⚡Mnemonic⚡

Here are all the mnemonics you ever wanted on ⚡Varicose Veins⚡. These mnemonics covers all aspects of the disease/health condition 

  1. Causes of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: GATES
    G – Genetics
    A – Age advancement
    T – Thrombophlebitis history
    E – Excessive standing
    S – Sex (more common in females)

  2. Triggers for Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: STAMP
    S – Standing for long periods
    T – Tight clothing
    A – Alcohol (excessive)
    M – Menstruation and pregnancy
    P – Physical strain

  3. Risk Factors For Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: OBESE
    O – Obesity
    B – Blood clot history
    E – Elderly
    S – Sedentary lifestyle
    E – Estrogen variations

  4. Warning Signs of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: CRAMP
    C – Color changes in skin
    R – Restless legs
    A – Ache in legs
    M – Muscle cramps
    P – Prominent vein visibility

  5. Predisposing Factors of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: PREGO
    P – Pregnancy
    R – Running or walking deficit
    E – Excess weight
    G – Genetic predisposition
    O – Older age

  6. Signs & Symptoms of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: BULGE
    B – Bulging veins
    U – Ulceration near ankles
    L – Leg heaviness
    G – Glowing pain
    E – Edema

  7. Characteristic Findings In Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: VEINS
    V – Vein distention
    E – Eczema (stasis)
    I – Itching
    N – Nocturnal cramps
    S – Skin discoloration

  8. Clinical Features of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: LUMPS
    L – Leg aching
    U – Unusual vein patterns
    M – Muscle cramps at night
    P – Pruritus (itching)
    S – Skin thickening and pigmentation

  9. What Should Be Avoided In Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: CROSS
    C – Crossing legs while sitting
    R – Running on hard surfaces
    O – Overexposure to sun
    S – Smoking
    S – Standing still for long periods

  10. Drugs Used To Treat Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: DRESS
    D – Diuretics (for edema)
    R – Rutin (bioflavonoid)
    E – Escin (horse chestnut extract)
    S – Sclerosants (for sclerotherapy)
    S – Statins (for vascular health)

  11. Drugs To Avoid In Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: SAINT
    S – Steroids (corticosteroids)
    A – Aspirin (high doses)
    I – Ibuprofen (high doses)
    N – Niacin (can worsen itching)
    T – Thiazolidinediones (for diabetes)

  12. Radiological Features of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: DILATE
    D – Dilated superficial veins
    I – Incompetent valves
    L – Limb swelling
    A – Ankle skin changes
    T – Tortuous vein pathways
    E – Echo (ultrasound showing reflux)

  13. Diagnostic Tests for Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: DUVET
    D – Duplex ultrasound
    U – Venography
    V – Vein mapping
    E – Examination (clinical)
    T – Trendelenburg test

  14. Laboratory Findings In Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: CLOT
    C – Coagulation profile
    L – Lipid panel
    O – D-dimer (if suspected thrombosis)
    T – Thrombophilia screen

  15. Complications of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: BLEED
    B – Bleeding
    L – Lipodermatosclerosis
    E – Edema
    E – Eczema
    D – Deep vein thrombosis

  16. Differential Diagnosis of Varicose Veins
    Mnemonic: CLOTS
    C – Chronic venous insufficiency
    L – Lymphedema
    O – Obesity-related leg changes
    T – Thrombophlebitis
    S – Superficial thrombophlebitis

Dr. Arin Nandi

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