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what's chronic venous insufficiency?

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CVI: Venous valvular insufficiency or venous reflux (venous blood flowing backwards because vein valve are broken) can cause varicose veins and swelling. When prolonged and severe though, the high pressure and inflammation that is produced from the reflux can cause skin damage and even ulceration. When this occurs, it is referred to as chronic venous insufficiency (or the older term venous stasis).
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