Myths and realities of phlebology

The significant, if not global, spread of diseases of the venous system in modern European society has led to the isolation and development of a separate field of surgery, phlebology. In our country, this section of medical science appeared somewhat later than in the countries of Western Europe and North America. Affected by the rigid centralization and rigidity of the Soviet health care system, as well as the economic and social problems of the 90s. For a significant period of time, we have not paid enough attention to patients with varicose veins from the professional medical community. The 80-90s of the last century generally marked themselves with the appearance of a great number of healers, healers and other representatives of alternative medicine. A large number of patients with varicose veins and the lack of a clear position of state medicine on the tactics of their management have led to the emergence of many speculations on this basis. Today, on the threshold of the third decade of the 21st century. Nevertheless, many delusions, multiplied and replicated both by representatives of the professional medical community, and simply by charlatans, continue to live.