Do you suffer from varicose veins? Do you experience aching leg pain and discomfort? Do you have leg swelling?
The good news is you are not alone. Over 50-80 million Americans suffer from an underlying condition called chronic venous insufficiency with symptoms such as varicose veins, leg pain, swelling, and discomfort.
The physicians at the Center for Venous Disease are experts in vein disease and will often use ultrasound to evaluate and accurately diagnose the condition thoroughly and develop the best treatment plan to treat the whole problem. CVD physicians are committed to providing each patient with Total Vein Care for long-term results.
What is chronic venous insufficiency?
In healthy functioning veins, small valves inside of the vein allow blood flow in one direction back to the heart. Chronic venous insufficiency is a medical condition where these valves become damaged or weakened and do not close properly which allows blood to flow downward back into the vein. This is also called venous reflux, which results in blood to pool in the legs and ankles and the veins to bulge. Common symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency may include varicose veins, pain, swelling, itching and flaking skin, skin discoloration, heavy legs, restless legs, and skin ulcerations.
Risk factors associated with chronic venous insufficiency include family history, pregnancy, obesity, and/or a lifestyle or profession that includes prolonged periods of standing or sitting.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a progressive condition that may worsen over time if left untreated. Consult one of our highly trained vein specialists at the Center for Venous Disease and take a step closer to treating your chronic leg condition.
To schedule a free consultation with a vein specialist to review your condition and determine if you have underlying vein disease, complete the Request an Appointment form to the right. We focus on providing TOTAL VEIN CARE so that our patients can get the very best personalized treatment for long-term results utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
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