A campaign called “Love Your Leg 2018” has been launched nationwide with the aim of raising awareness about chronic venous disease (CVD), which affects more than one-fourth of Vietnamese.

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“Love Your Leg” campaign launched

November, 25/2018 - 17:00

A campaign called “Love Your Leg 2018” has been launched nationwide with the aim of raising awareness about chronic venous disease (CVD), which affects more than one-fourth of Vietnamese.

A sign of chronic venous disease (CVD). A campaign has been launched to raise awareness about the disease nationwide. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A campaign called “Love Your Leg 2018” has been launched nationwide with the aim of raising awareness about chronic venous disease (CVD), which affects more than one-fourth of Vietnamese.

Under the programme, 14 provinces and cities with the highest number of CVD screening requests registered on the Facebook fanpage called “Yêu đôi chân mình — ngừa suy tĩnh mạch” will benefit from a free CVD screening and consulting programme. 

The campaign this year follows the success of the same campaign organised last year to honour teachers in the country.

Last year, more than 6,000 teachers were checked by the programme, which was orgnanised at hospitals in 18 provinces and cities.

CVD is a common disease affecting people who have to sit or stand for long periods of time, such as teachers, surgeons, telecom sales staff, and officers in certain jobs.

Symptoms include pain, swelling or heaviness in legs, cramps at night or enlarged veins close to the surface of the skin. If these are noticed, people should immediately go to the hospital and pharmacy for diagnosis and consultation.

A report from Present and VCP Vietnam in 2011 said at least 25 out of every 100 Vietnamese adults have chronic venous disease. Women are more likely than men to have CVD. — VNS

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