Venous Stasis⚡Mnemonic⚡

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

Causes of Venous Stasis


T – Thrombophilia

I – Inactivity or immobilization

G – Genetic predispositions

H – Hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy)

T – Trauma to the veins

S – Surgery (especially leg or pelvic surgery)

O – Obesity

C – Chronic venous insufficiency

K – Knee or leg injury

S – Sedentary lifestyle


Triggers for Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: FLIGHT

F – Flying or long flights

L – Long periods of standing or sitting

I – Illness requiring prolonged bed rest

G – Gaining weight rapidly

H – Hormone therapy

T – Tight clothing


Risk Factors For Venous Stasis


A – Age (older age)

G – Gender (more common in females)

E – Extended periods of immobility

D – Deep vein thrombosis history

V – Varicose veins

E – Excess weight

S – Smoking

S – Sedentary lifestyle

E – Environmental factors (like heat)

L – Leg injuries


Warning Signs of Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: SWELL

S – Swelling in the legs or ankles

W – Worsening pain after standing

E – Enlarged veins visible on legs

L – Leg cramps

L – Leathery skin appearance


Predisposing Factors of Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: BLOOD FLOW

B – Blood clotting disorders

L – Lack of exercise

O – Overweight or obesity

O – Older age

D – Diabetes

F – Family history of venous issues

L – Long periods of inactivity

O – Orthopedic issues (like flat feet)

W – Weakened vein walls


Signs & Symptoms of Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: ACHES

A – Aching pain in legs

C – Color changes in skin (reddish or brownish)

H – Heaviness in legs

E – Edema (swelling)

S – Skin ulcers


Characteristic Findings In Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: LEG MARKS

L – Leg swelling

E – Eczema or itching

G – Gait disturbances due to pain

M – Muscle cramping

A – Ankle discoloration

R – Reduced mobility

K – Keratosis (skin thickening)

S – Stasis dermatitis


What Should Be Avoided In Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: SIT LESS

S – Sitting for long periods

I – Inadequate hydration

T – Tight clothing

L – Long periods of standing

E – Excess salt intake

S – Smoking

S – Skipping compression therapy


Drugs Used To Treat Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: VEIN MEDS

V – Venotonics (e.g., Diosmin)

E – Emollients (for skin care)

I – Ibuprofen (for pain and inflammation)

N – NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)

M – Moisture-retaining creams

E – Elastic compression stockings

D – Diuretics (in some cases)

S – Statins (if associated with vascular disease)


Drugs To Avoid In Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: NO STAND

N – NSAIDs in high doses (can increase risk of bleeding)

O – Oral contraceptives (can increase thrombosis risk)

S – Steroids (long-term use)

T – Thiazolidinediones (for diabetes, can cause fluid retention)

A – Antihistamines (can worsen venous insufficiency)

N – Non-prescription diuretics (without medical advice)

D – Decongestants (can increase blood pressure)


Radiological Features of Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: VEIN SCAN

V – Venous dilation

E – Echogenic material (indicative of thrombus)

I – Irregular vein walls

N – Non-compressible veins in ultrasound

S – Skin thickening

C – Collateral circulation

A – Absence of Doppler flow signal in thrombosed veins

N – Near-surface varicosities


Diagnostic Tests for Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: TEST LEG

T – Thrombophilia screening

E – Echocardiogram (if cardiac cause suspected)

S – Sonography (Doppler ultrasound)

T – Trendelenburg test

L – Light reflection rheography

E – Elevation test

G – Gradient compression stocking trial


Laboratory Findings In Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: BLOOD TEST

B – Blood cell count (CBC)

L – Lipid profile

O – Oxygen saturation levels

O – Osmolarity (in severe cases)

D – D-dimer (to rule out thrombosis)

T – Thrombophilia screen

E – Electrolyte levels

S – Skin biopsy (if ulceration present)

T – Troponin levels (if heart disease suspected)

Complications of Venous Stasis


Mnemonic: CLOGGED

C – Chronic venous insufficiency

L – Leg ulcers

O – Oedema

G – Gait impairment

G – Gangrene (in severe cases)

E – Eczema

D – Deep vein thrombosis


Differential Diagnosis of Venous Stasis

Mnemonic: STASIS

S – Superficial thrombophlebitis

T – Traumatic injury to the leg

A – Arterial insufficiency

S – Skin infections or dermatitis

I – Inflammatory diseases (like cellulitis)

S – Systemic diseases affecting circulation (like heart failure)

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department