Think of human veins as the transport system of the body — a vast and intricate network stretching from head to toe that delivers blood to the heart. Good blood circulation is vital for a healthy body, allowing it to function at its best. There are times, however, when blood flow is impaired, resulting in a condition known as venous insufficiency.
Venous insufficiency is the failure of the veins to adequately return blood to the heart, especially from the lower extremities. This is a chronic condition where the valves in the veins become weakened and blood flows past the valves into the lower legs, causing the veins to swell. At the office of The DOCS, our team of skilled professionals understands the effects of venous insufficiency on your health. We specialize in a wide variety of vascular conditions and will treat your case with the utmost care and clinical expertise.
As the valves wear out, they will weaken and stretch, becoming varicose veins or spider veins and although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless.
While varicose and spider veins are most commonly viewed as an unsightly problem.
Fortunately, there are treatment options available. Most varicose veins and other vascular conditions are managed with non-surgical treatment such as compression stockings, which apply a steady pressure to the legs to help the veins and leg muscles move blood efficiently toward the heart. Exercise, elevating the legs when sitting, and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. Other treatments include minimally invasive techniques to seal or remove the abnormal vein, and sometimes surgery is required for patients whose varicose veins cause pain and infections
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By The DOCS - Cardiovascular
October 28, 2020
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