What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive medical condition due to the failure of valves in the leg veins. Healthy valves open and close to ensure blood flows in one direction – towards the heart. When these valves are compromised, blood can flow backward and pool in the legs, increasing venous pressure, which results in symptoms such as swelling, leg pain, and a feeling of heaviness or tiredness in the legs. Over time, patients may notice skin changes, including discoloration or skin ulcers, as well as the appearance of varicose veins.

Dealing with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of vein disease can be challenging, but help is available. StrideCare offers convenient appointment times at over 20 locations across Texas.

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Causes Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Causes Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the veins in the legs cannot efficiently return blood to the heart. This condition often results from various factors, including aging, pregnancy, genetics, prolonged sitting or standing, and issues like deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If left untreated, CVI can lead to more severe complications, including venous ulcers and skin infections. These complications can significantly impact daily life and health.

Diagnosing chronic venous insufficiency involves a detailed physical examination, medical history, and lower extremity venous ultrasound. Treatment plans are tailored based on the severity of the condition. Options range from lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise to compression therapy, leg elevation, and over the counter medications. While these treatments are temporary, most patients with CVI elect to have minimally invasive procedures for a more definitive and permanent result.

What Treatments are Available for Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

There are Many Treatments for Chronic Venous Insufficiency Available at StrideCare Including:

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