If you have recently been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, you know the condition can be uncomfortable. This vein disease is not a serious threat to your health but does require some form of treatment to prevent further complications like leg ulcers.
Consider getting chronic venous insufficiency treatment at our Westminster office. Our experienced, board-certified physician, Dr. David Pinsinski, can listen to your concerns and determine the best plan of action for your unique case.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a vein condition in which blood cannot efficiently return to the heart from the legs. In healthy veins, valves prevent blood from flowing back, ensuring blood moves towards the heart. When these valves malfunction, the blood flows backward and pools in the legs.
If you have chronic venous insufficiency, you may experience varicose veins, skin changes, swelling, pain, or cramps in your legs. If the condition is left untreated, ulcers and pain can become a pressing issue for the patient. At Artemis Vein Center, we could treat your chronic vein insufficiency before that becomes a problem.
Certain risk factors can increase the odds of developing chronic venous insufficiency. Knowing and understanding these risk factors can give you a better chance at prevention. However, chronic venous insufficiency occurs with no known cause in some cases.
Common risk factors include:
If any of these risk factors apply to you, you may benefit from speaking with a physician about treatment for chronic vein insufficiency.
The treatments available to people with chronic venous insufficiency range from simple to complex. Our medical team will customize a treatment plan based on your age, medical history, and the severity of your symptoms. There are several options a doctor may use to manage this condition, and often a combination of methods will work best.
Anything that gets blood flowing may improve chronic venous insufficiency. You can elevate your legs, participate in an exercise plan, and wear compression stockings. All of these tactics will encourage blood to flow up and out of the legs.
Our medical team may prescribe medications that increase blood flow in addition to other conservative ways that improve circulation, like compression stockings. In some cases, medications like diuretics are helpful to pull fluid from the body, reduce swelling, and allow for easier blood flow from the legs to the heart. These drugs are available at local pharmacies.
Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses lasers or radiofrequency to close off the affected veins. With the faulty vein no longer in service, blood diverts, and circulation improves. Sclerotherapy also uses a chemical to scar and close the damaged vein.
Surgery closes off the affected veins so that blood no longer flows through the affected vessel. In some surgeries, vein removal is the best option. We typically reserve surgery for more complex cases.
If you were diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, you need to make decisions about your treatment. Our staff is here to help guide you through the process and determine what treatment or combination of treatments is right for you.
Start your chronic venous insufficiency treatment by contacting our Westminster office. Our friendly staff at Artemis Vein Center is here to provide you with the treatment you need to get back to the things you enjoy.
If you require vein or aesthetic treatments, contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center today online or at (720) 664-5831 and one of our team members will gladly assist you in scheduling an appointment or consultation. We proudly serve the Westminster, Broomfield and Louisville areas of Colorado, including the mountain communities of Conifer and Evergreen.