Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-standing problem that many people deal with for years of their lives. While some may brush the symptoms aside believing that they are meaningless, others will wisely seek treatment to deal with the cosmetic issues and physical problems that chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, can bring. If you believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from this problem, contact Rejuveination to schedule an appointment.
Chronic venous insufficiency usually refers to problems that develop in the veins within the lower extremities. It may begin secondary to a variety of problems, including deep vein thrombosis, but it is often associated with less concerning factors. For example, those who are pregnant, overweight or female have a higher risk for CVI when compared to their peers. Other risk factors include long periods of sitting or standing, smoking, increased age and genetics. Those whose parents had CVI are quite likely to develop this problem themselves.
In healthy veins, the blood is forced to travel from the organs and tissues of the body back to the heart where it will be re-oxygenated. With chronic venous insufficiency, the blood has difficulty traveling back to the heart because of a problem with the walls or the valves within the veins. Usually, one-way valves in the vein prevent blood from flowing backward and instead work with muscle contractions to move the blood against gravity. When venous walls are weakened or valves no longer close correctly, the blood pools in the extremities, leading to several concerning problems.
Oftentimes, the first sign that you have chronic venous insufficiency will be visible veins on your legs. Spider veins are less concerning than varicose veins are, yet they still pose many cosmetic problems for those who suffer from them. More concerning are varicose veins, which appear as raised, ropy veins on the surface of the skin. Not only do these veins create embarrassment for those who have them, but also they cause numerous problems the longer they are allowed to progress. Many individuals with varicose veins complain of aches and discomfort in the legs, restless legs, cramping, skin issues, swelling of the feet and ankles and even skin ulcers if the problem is allowed to progress. This can cause discomfort during the day and problems sleeping at night. Problems are magnified if the person does not have time to elevate the legs.
Thankfully, chronic venous insufficiency can be treated with several cutting-edge methods that are both safe and effective. At Rejuveination, we offer radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy for venous problems that have been diagnosed with an ultrasound study. Both are effective for problem veins of all sizes. Before beginning your treatment, we will start with a full consultation that includes diagnostic imaging. With this information in hand, we can then create a treatment plan that is right for your individual needs. These minimally invasive treatments see high patient satisfaction because they provide long-term results with little to no downtime.
To schedule an appointment with Rejuveination, contact us today! Our team would be happy to address your chronic venous insufficiency concerns with you.