Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition that affects about 200,000 adults in the United States every year. To get relief from the discomfort, swelling, and changes to your skin, visit Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York. Vascular surgeons Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS, offer a range of evidence-based and detail-oriented treatments to improve your circulation and comfort. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that prevents blood from flowing through your veins back to your lungs and heart. This happens when the valves in your veins that normally pump blood upward against gravity become dysfunctional. This can then lead to blood pooling in your legs.
If chronic venous insufficiency is left untreated, it may lead to:
While these complications aren’t life-threatening, they can be uncomfortable and may reduce your quality of life.
Many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency mimic other conditions, so it’s best to be examined by the doctors at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center for a definitive diagnosis. Possible symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency include:
These symptoms depend on the severity of your condition and are generally chronic, meaning they can last months or years. Treatment can reduce the severity or intensity of your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable.
Chronic venous insufficiency is caused by any condition that increases stress on the veins in your legs. These conditions include:
A family history of chronic venous insufficiency and smoking or using tobacco products also increases your risk of developing chronic venous insufficiency.
Based on your diagnosis, the team may recommend strategies to improve blood flow in your legs, like:
Find out which treatment options are best for you by scheduling a visit online or by phone at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center now.