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What Does It Mean When Venous Insufficiency
Vein pooling: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, & ulceration. The most common cause is when the one-way valves don't work well, leading to venous reflux, or back flow, with blood pooling in the veins. This can result from genetic predisposition, pregnancy, injuries or blood clots. See a vein specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not sure: It is interesting that you receive that information. I am not aware of grade 3 venous insufficiency classification. Ther is a ceap classification. C3 corresponds to patients that have edema as a consequence of venous insufficiency, however gets a bit more complex when add the other components. Would be better for the general publc to refers as mild/moderate/severe. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?
Diagnosed with deep venous insufficiency-left leg.Spontaneous,,phasic,augmentable,compressible, REFLUX with val salva maneuver. What does this mean?
If you have venous insufficiency does that mean you are more likely to get blood clots ? Like a DVT ?
No : If you have discoloration, your venous insufficiency is serious and you are at risk of developing a leg ulcer, even if your legs feel fine. Elevate your legs. Wear compression stockings daily. See a phlebologist or vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for a referral. Treatment is office based and under and hour. Covered by almost all insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CVI: Venous insufficiency is described as the reduced ability of the veins to provide an adequate return of blood back to the heart from the lower extremities. The fault typically is with the walls and/or the valves located in the veins of the legs. The failing valves allow a back flow of blood which increase the pressure on the vein walls thus resulting with varying degrees of pedal edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just diagnosed with mild venous insufficiency ( It started less than a week ago). Is there a general compression level that I can start with?
Close bad veins: When superficial veins are insufficient, they are structurally broken. The vein walls are too stiff and don't have enough elastic in them. Vein valves that keep blood from flowing backwards are broken too. Nothing works right in these veins and we don't the technological ability to fix them yet. So we remove them. This can be done with surgery, sclerotherapy, and/or thermal ablation (laser/rf). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There are two types: Chronic venous insufficiency is when veins do not pump enough oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. This is caused by the valves in the veins leaking or flowing backwards. It usually occurs in the leg . It can be caused by the deep veins leaking [ less common ] or the superficial veins leaking[ more common] . Superficial venous insufficiency is the underlying cause of varicose and spider veins. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Grades of CVI: There is a classification of venous insufficiency called CEAP which grades venous insufficiency in 6 categories from 1 to 6 with 6 being the worse. 1 is spider veins, 2 is varicose veins, 3 is edema, 4 is skin changes, 5 is healed ankle ulcer and 6 is an active ulcer. There are treatments for each level. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
There is a simple: Difference visible immediately:in lymphedema the toes and foot are swollen too, in venous insufficiency the toes are never swollen! venous insufficiency is caused by superficial ( varicose veins) or deep (clot) vein problems. Lymphedema is either a birth defect visible later in life or after surgery to remove lymph nodes in cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic venous insuf: Chronic venous insufficiency is due to the back flow of blood in the veins usually in the lower extremities. Back flow is usually protected by valves in the veins that become faulty over time allowing blood to pool. This increases the pressure of blood in the veins and fluid (and a small amount of blood) leaks into the tissues causing swelling, pain, inflammation, and on the skin ulcerations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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