Venous Insufficiency

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What Causes Venous Insufficiency?

Venous Insufficiency is a chronic condition caused by high pressure in the veins located in the legs. This medical condition causes problems with pain in the legs, swelling, and changes to the health of the skin. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) also increases the risk of superficial phlebitis, which is usually accompanied by a blood clot (NOT dangerous!) in a superficial vein of the legs. CVI can also cause restless leg syndrome and frequent muscle cramps.
The part of our body that receives most of the damage caused by CVI is the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the leg. The ankles and lower parts of the calves are affected the most because that is where the blood pressure is highest when standing.
Over 98% of the time, Venous Insufficiency is caused by broken valves in the Saphenous and/or Perforating Veins. The broken valves cannot be detected by clinical findings or physical exam. They can only be properly diagnosed by an ultrasound imaging study, called a venous duplex exam. At Midwest Vein Center, we are able to perform this test on the spot and results are available immediately! This information, combined with clinical and physical findings, enable our physicians to formulate a plan for treatment at the initial exam.

Effects of a Venous Insufficiency

  • Brownish discoloration of the skin
  • Unexplained itching (especially in areas over the varicose veins)
  • If left untreated, can result in a large hole in the skin which is painful and hard to heal. This is called a “venous ulcer”
  • If not treated properly, it can last for several years and can make it difficult to walk without increased pain in the ulcer

Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical Treatments at Midwest Vein Center

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“The service was stellar all throughout, from entering the office and being very friendly and the end of my physician’s appointment and pictures.”

At Midwest Vein Center, we are passionately committed to providing you with the least invasive, scientifically tested, medically approved treatment options for achieving long-term relief from your vein problems. 

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