If you have a vein disease, such as chronic venous insufficiency, you should trust only specialists, like our board-certified radiologists for the best treatment. Our team is known for combining state-of-the-art treatment techniques with outstanding patient care in a comfortable setting. Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio, Vein and Body Specialists can help you treat your vein disease safely and effectively.
What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?
The term chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) describes the disease characterized by improperly functioning vein valves. To understand vein disease, we must first understand how healthy veins function. All veins that function properly with healthy valves allow blood to move toward the heart while standing and sitting. The valves inside veins, when functioning properly, will prevent blood from flowing backward and causing pressure and pooling of blood in the lower leg. The pull of gravity is greatest at the lower part of the leg.
So, what happens if those valves begin not closing properly? As you can imagine, when those valves are not working properly there can be pooling of blood in the lower leg, causing the veins of the legs to enlarge and press against nerves near the skin and cause the sensation of pain When the veins become engorged, you may experience swelling, redness, itching and dry skin in the area. These are symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). If you do not treat these symptoms, they may become severe and ulcers (open areas) can begin to form.
Who Gets Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Almost anyone can develop CVI if the vein valves begin not working correctly. Some people, however, are predisposed to develop this condition. The most common cause of chronic venous insufficiency are blood clots that formed in the deep veins and damaged the vein valves of the deep veins.
Can I Get Help For My Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
If you are experiencing symptoms of CVI, you can absolutely trust Vein and Body Specialists to help alleviate any concerns and discomfort you may experience. With our wide range of vein treatments, we will help find a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. With proper treatment, we can minimize the more serious risks associated with CVI and treat the symptoms for maximum comfort.
If you have chronic venous insufficiency, Vein and Body Specialists can help you today. Patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio are encouraged to schedule an appointment with our board-certified radiologists to experience effective and safe treatment for CVI.