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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?

Keep playing: The risk factors for development of cvi are heredity, pregnancy, age, prolonged standing/sitting, obesity. If you are not having any problems now such as leg pain, swelling, cramps, restless legs symptoms, heaviness, fatigue, then continue doing the same. Should you have symptoms, try compression hose 20-30 mm hg below the knee which may help relieve them. ...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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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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