What is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)? Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the vein walls and/or valves in the legs stop working properly. This condition makes it difficult for the veins to carry blood back to the heart from the legs. Blood tends to “pool” or collect in these veins. This venous pooling is referred to as stasis. […]
Venous insufficiency is when veins struggle to send blood from the legs back to the heart. Spider veins are often a sign of this condition. Learn more by reading the posts in this category.
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Many people suffer from a medical condition known as venous ulcers. Venous ulcers are a class of skin ulcers that develop when skin breaks down and reveals the tissue underneath. There are numerous types of venous ulcers, but these ulcers develop when the venous valves, which prevent the backflow of blood, begin to break down. These ulcers […]
How to Improve Blood Circulation Cold hands and feet are usually not a huge cause for alarm. Winter weather often brings chilly limbs which can be easily warmed up with some thick socks and gloves. However, if you think there is another reason for your cold hands and feet, you may have poor blood circulation. […]
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that are noticeable and unattractive. But their cosmetic appearance is not always the only reason these types of veins are unwelcome. For many, they also cause itchiness, discomfort, and they can affect the skin surrounding the area where your varicose veins are present. Skin discoloration seems like a simple […]
When considering issues that we may have with our health, a condition of our veins is not high on the list of health issues that we give much thought to. Young or old, there are vein conditions that we need to be aware of. Some vein conditions are hereditary and some are a result of a […]
It’s estimated that about 10% of Americans suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). This condition is frequently misdiagnosed and can be a symptom of an underlying cause. Common underlying causes include chronic venous insufficiency. In order to obtain a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, it’s important to understand the symptoms and different causes of Restless […]