Most people worldwide, including men and women, suffer from venous diseases, including venous insufficiency and varicose veins. When the valves located in leg veins become incompetent and remain open causing blood to accumulate in the legs, this condition is referred to as varicose veins. Varicose veins are one of the primary indications that one is suffering from venous insufficiency. The application of minimally invasive procedures in Riverside is efficient in treating varicose veins. It helps you manage varicose veins before complicating chronic venous insufficiency, which may be more painful and serious.
Risk factors of chronic venous insufficiency
Both chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins can occur to anyone. However, those advance in age, and females are at a greater risk of having these conditions. Other factors that may predispose one include previous or current pregnancy, family history, a lifestyle or occupation that requires a lot of standing, excess weight, or lack of regular exercises. The earlier you are diagnosed and begin treatment, the better to add some quality to your life.
Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency
The signs and symptoms of both chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins are leg swelling, cramping or aching, restless leg, heaviness in the leg, itching, changes in the leg’s skin color, burning or tingling sensation, and non-healing wound or ulcers.
Diagnosing chronic venous insufficiency
Diagnosing chronic venous insufficiency is an easy task because it involves collecting a good medical history to determine if there are members of your family who have ever suffered from this condition. A thorough physical examination is also carried out by the doctor to determine if they can observe any sign of this condition on your legs. A non-invasive duplex ultrasound imaging test is performed to help the doctor confirm his diagnosis.
Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency
It’s only a few people compared to the vast population who chose to seek treatment for this condition. Simple changes in your lifestyle can be used in the prevention of chronic venous insufficiency. The adjustments may include dietary modification, regular exercises, and losing weight. Pain killers, leg elevation, graded compression stockings, sclerotherapy injections, and laser are all helpful in treating CVI. A minimally-invasive endovascular ablation is also done and takes forty-five minutes to carry out the procedure. It is done under anesthesia and involves minimal to no downtime, resulting in immediate recovery and long-lasting results.
Since most people view varicose as a cosmetic problem, they do not seek treatment if they observe some signs and symptoms. However, there are various options in treating varicose veins, like minimally invasive treatment, which many insurance firms cover. The treatment option helps you deal with CVI before progressing and enables you to recover and get back to your day to day activities.
If you live around Riverside and have started experiencing the above signs and symptoms of varicose veins, contact Syed Bokhari, MD, FACC, to guide you on what to do. He will help you deal with the varicose veins early enough before it complicates venous insufficiency. You do not have to persevere the pain and discomfort associated with chronic venous insufficiency when he has the solution to your problem.