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Could chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: CVI treatable.

Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems.
Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the cvi

In brief: CVI treatable.

Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems.
Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the cvi
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