Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) or Venous Insufficiency is a prevalent condition impacting the veins in the legs, resulting from weakened or damaged one-way valves that disrupt the efficient blood flow back to the heart. Various factors, such as age, family history, obesity, pregnancy, and prolonged periods of sitting or standing, contribute to CVI development.
Additional risk factors encompass a history of blood clots, leg injuries, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you exhibit symptoms of venous insufficiency, it is vital to seek a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan from your doctor. Our Phoenix ultrasound clinic provides Varicose Vein/venous insufficiency ultrasound scans for accurate diagnosis and ongoing monitoring.
Common Symptoms of CVI include:
Swelling in the lower legs and ankles.
Leg pain or aching.
Presence of varicose veins.
Changes in skin texture or color around the affected area.
Skin ulcers or open sores, particularly in advanced cases.
Left untreated, CVI can lead to severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, extensive skin damage, and venous ulcers. Early detection and appropriate management are crucial in mitigating these risks.