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Can you please tell me the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

Can you please tell me the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

In vs. Out flow: Chronic venous insufficiency results from valve dysfunction in the venous system. This causes the pressure in the veins just under the skin to become too high resulting in swelling of the veins. These veins enlarge and become varicose, leak water causing leg swelling, leak blood resulting in skin discoloration. Ulcers can occur. PVD is the result of blockages in the arteries supplying blood. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the difference between having chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

Could you please tell me the difference between having chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

Arteries vs. Veins: Pvd is due to hardening of arteries of legs with pain due to activity. Venous insufficiency is due to damage to the valves in the leg veins that allow blood to return to the heart causing the legs to swell and be painful. ...Read more

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Would you recommend vasculera or surgery for CVI?

Would you recommend vasculera or surgery for CVI?

You need treatment: Your symptoms would suggest that there is significant venous valvular reflux that requires intervention. The venous ulcers are a sign incompetent valves in both the superficial and either the perforating veins and deep veins or a combination. You need at least a diagnostic ultrasound (duplex exam) and compression, stockings and/or dressings. Ablation, laser or radio-frequency would be curative. ...Read more

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How much time a day should you stand and still be healthy. And not have to worry about cvi.18 year old?

How much time a day should you stand and still be healthy. And not have to worry about cvi.18 year old?

Keep moving around: Haven't heard of a set number of hours. Try standing with feet shoulder-width apart & knees straight, but not locked. Hold head straight. Aim the top of the head toward the ceiling. Shoulders should be back & straight. Tuck in the tummy. When standing on concrete for long periods, change positions frequently with the help of a low stool or footrest. Rest one foot at a time on the stool for 30 sec. ...Read more

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How long can I stand in a day and not worry about cvi. I stand while playing video games but I move around and I'm 18?

How long can I stand in a day and not worry about cvi. I stand while playing video games but I move around and I'm 18?

Limited: Chronic venous insufficiency is usually related to vein valve damage. However, standing in one position for long periods of time can increase venous pressure in the lower legs. It is for that reason that certain professions get varicose veins; teachers, surgeons, nurses, cashiers, etc. Compression stocking therapy should be considered with support hose if you plan to stand for long periods. ...Read more

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I stand for about 5 hours a day playing video games. I move around while standing. I don't stand still. Should I worry about cvi. I'm 18?

I stand for about 5 hours a day playing video games. I move around while standing. I don't stand still. Should I worry about cvi. I'm 18?

Not Really: Cvi is short for cortical visual impairment caused by a brain problem and not an eye problem. Common cause of cvi is lack of oxygen delivery to brain cells in the back part of your brain or lack of blood supply to the same area (occipital lobe). Wear protective gears and reduce amount of exposure. ...Read more

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What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs. This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it. ...Read more

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So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

Not so: While prolonged standing makes vein problems worse there is no guarantee that walking around will 100% avoid them. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between cvi and dvt?

What are the similarities between cvi and dvt?

DVT and CVI: Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency are 'chronic' and rarely of abrupt onset. Patients will report having longstanding symptoms of aching and pain, swelling and may have skin changes like venous eczema or brown discoloration. DVT can cause abrupt pain and swelling but has a variable presentation and the only way to exclude it is to get a Duplex venous scan. Seek a phlebologist or go to the ER ...Read more

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What's chronic venous insufficiency?

What's chronic venous insufficiency?

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 more

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What is chronic venous insufficiency? How do you get it?

What is chronic venous insufficiency? How do you get it?

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 more

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I was diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency. What should I do to treat it?

See an expert: This is not a simple problem to answer here- some might say wear stockings, or get some treatment. This needs a diagnosis and then treatment. A surgeon who specializes in vein therapy is best to guide that therapy and answer. ...Read more

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Can chronic venous insufficiency cause a muscle to lose its definition and become more rounded? If not CVI, what might cause this?

Can chronic venous insufficiency cause a muscle to lose its definition and become more rounded? If not CVI, what might cause this?

No the opposite: Chronic venous insyfficiency will cause edema and swelling can cause pain and can cause skin pigmentation and discoloration and could cause an ulcer patient with CVI are high risk for DVT
arterial insufficency can cause pain with walking it called intermittent claudication can cause muscle atrophy and skin will be bright abd shinny and hair loss in men
it depend on age and history of smoking ...Read more

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I play video games standing up for 4-5hours a day but I walk around my room while doing so. I stand still sometimes should I worry about cvi (venous)?

Depends prob not: The risk depends on many other factors. Your age (low risk at 33), smoking status (do you?), weight, medications and other medical conditions. Check with your doctor if you suspect you have a dvt. ...Read more

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What are the risks of chronic venous insufficiency?

Cvi risks: Chronic venous insufficiency risks are symptomatic, like pain and throbbing, or physical, like swelling, inflammation, dermatitis, pigmentation, and ulceration.
Also, enlarged varicosities can encourage clot formation through stasis of blood flow. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is chronic venous insufficiency?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is chronic venous insufficiency?

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 more

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What is the trouble chronic venous insufficiency and what do people have to do to prevent it early on?

CVI: Terminology can be confusing. There is venous insufficiency (vi), or venous reflux as dr. Gotvald said, and there is chronic venous insufficiency (cvi). Cvi indicates that you have had severe reflux for a long time and there is already damage. On the other hand, although reflux is genetically determined and no preventable, if you have vi prevention of progression to cvi might be possible. ...Read more

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Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Yep...sure can: Compression stockings can be very useful and actually the primary treatment in those patients with venous insufficiency, whether of the deep veins or the superficial veins. They aid in lessening the distention of varicose veins which causes aching, decreasing fluid accumulation in the tissues, and also help by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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If I have CVI below knee wouldn't 30-40 compression socks + elevation reduce some of the swelling? Neither helps in the slightest.

If I have CVI below knee wouldn't 30-40 compression socks + elevation reduce some of the swelling? Neither helps in the slightest.

Unclear: CVI is the venous insufficiency or cardiovascular insufficiency. Depends on the type of condition as to the treatment. If this is for venous insufficiency you should see a vascular surgeon who might be able to help you the most. ...Read more

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17mth old male, cp, bpd, x 26 weeker, cvi, 2 grade 4 bilateral bleeds, pvl, ftt, protein intolerance. 16lbs30 inches. Safe minimum fluid intake/day?

17mth old male, cp, bpd, x 26 weeker, cvi, 2 grade 4 bilateral bleeds, pvl, ftt, protein intolerance. 16lbs30 inches. Safe minimum fluid intake/day?

Normal amt/see MD: Premature infants typically exhibit catch up growth and follow their own weight and height growth curves. If he has a normal renal system and your physician has not otherwise fluid restricted him, he should be able to take the normal amount of fluid for his age.
A screening set of lab tests can be performed to study his kidney function.
PRMG/Pediatrics can review records faxed to
858 259 9689 ...Read more

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Left medial gastrocnemius (side leg)looks smaller than right. Doc says atrophy but both legs measure the same size. How is this possible? I have CVI..

Left medial gastrocnemius (side leg)looks smaller than right. Doc says atrophy but both legs measure the same size. How is this possible? I have CVI..

Other muscles: There are other muscles besides the gastroc's that contribute to the shape and size of the calf. If only the medial gastrocnemius is shrunken, then the measured diameter of the calves might be the same. If by CVI, you're referring to chronic venous insufficiency, the amount of swelling of the veins may also distort the apparent size of your calf muscles. ...Read more

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Right hand outer Palm twitching .... Had cvi vein surgical procedure done 4 days ago, just wondering if I should be worried?

Right hand outer Palm twitching .... Had cvi vein surgical procedure done 4 days ago, just wondering if I should be worried?

Muscle fasciculation: Venous insufficiency surgery I assume you had in your lower extremities it does not have anything to do with the palm muscle twitching if the twitching extend further have it checked out ...Read more

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Cvi both legs began 2y ago w/edema & purp. Rash. Now var. & spi. Veins are showing all over legs. Does it usually move this fast with treatment?

Cvi both legs began 2y ago w/edema & purp. Rash. Now var. & spi. Veins are showing all over legs. Does it usually move this fast with treatment?

Treatment: You should see a radiologist that specializes in treating veins. Most hospitals have a radiology group that specializes in treating veins. ...Read more

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Cvi for 2 yrs progressing fast imaging hasn't shown cause. Raynauds- hands & breasts. Poor circ. Skin, joint, muscle & eye infla. Tests ok ideas?

Cvi for 2 yrs progressing fast imaging hasn't shown cause. Raynauds- hands & breasts. Poor circ. Skin, joint, muscle & eye infla. Tests ok ideas?

Complicated: Cortical visual impairment is a brain problem, not an eye problem. Not related to circulation. Raynaud's of hands & breasts (rare) suggest scleroderma and any body area of thickened hard skin should be biopsied. If inflammation tests of muscle and joints normal, probably not lupus but could see a rheumatologist for expert opinion on diseases assoc. With raynaud's. That leaves the cvi unrelated. ...Read more

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Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Mixed CTD: Sure sounds like a possible mixed connective disease syndrome even though serologies negative --- would refer to rheumatologist. ...Read more