Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Many adults struggle with pain from chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where the blood that is meant to return to the heart through the veins does not do so effectively due to narrowed veins in the legs. This causes a collection of blood in the veins, called a stasis. Not only can this condition cause pain in the form of aching or swelling and a visible difference in the appearance of the leg, but it can also cause rashes and sores on the skin. It is more than obvious that this is a condition we wish to see resolved properly, so that blood can flow as it was intended.
About Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Causes of CVI
Chronic Venous Insufficiency is most commonly caused by a blood clot in the leg. These clots can damage the vein and the valves in the vein that allow blood to flow properly. Once damaged, the veins will collect pooled blood as mentioned above. Those most likely to suffer from CVI are individuals with leg injuries, the elderly, and those who are severely overweight.
How Do I Know if I Have CVI?
You may notice a combination of the following symptoms:
- Swelling in the affected leg, particularly in the lower leg
- Varicose veins, which may show in the form of bulges under the skin and/or discolored veins showing through the skin of the leg
- Skin lesions that have discolored and may itch
- Open ulcers may appear on the skin of your leg
Your doctor will ultimately perform an ultrasound on the presumed affected leg to determine if you have chronic venous insufficiency.
How Is CVI Treated?
Doctors may recommend that your chronic venous insufficiency is treated very simply with rest and elevation of the affected leg. They might suggest you compress the area where the veins are collecting blood to help treat the issue. Finally, in-office treatments are available to quickly and effectively treat your chronic venous insufficiency. Our physicians will employ a technique called Venaseal to treat your CVI, helping you achieve long-term relief.
Before & After Treatment
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“I was treated with the utmost respect, as well as put on a regimen of treatments for my condition that for the first time in many years I can honestly say I have felt better than I ever have. I am very relieved to have found your office because now I am no longer suffering as I was…”
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