We at NJ Heart provide specialized latest state of the art treatment of varicose veins with minimal discomfort.
Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart.
Normally, valves in your deeper leg veins keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With long-term (chronic) venous insufficiency, vein walls are weakened and valves are damaged. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, especially when you are standing.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition. It is most commonly due to malfunctioning (incompetent) valves in the veins. It may also occur as the result of a past blood clot in the legs.
Risk factors for venous insufficiency include:
Family history of this condition
Female gender (related to levels of the hormone progesterone)
Do not sit or stand for long periods. Even moving your legs slightly helps keep the blood flowing.
Care for wounds if you have any open sores or infections.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
You can wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
When more advanced skin changes are present, we will
May recommend some drugs or medicines that may help
We may recommend more invasive treatments if you have:
Leg pain, which may make your legs feel heavy or tired
Skin sores caused by poor blood flow in the veins that do not heal or recur
Thickening and hardening of the skin on the legs and ankles (lipodermatosclerosis)
We at NJ Heart provide the following treatments:
Procedures that can be done in our office in outpatient setting such as radiofrequency ablation and Venaseal which is a glue used to achieve similar results.
Chronic venous insufficiency tends to get worse over time. However, it can be managed if treatment is started in the early stages. By taking self-care steps, you may be able to ease the discomfort and prevent the condition from getting worse. It is likely that you will need medical procedures to treat the condition.
Contact us to get more information and get back to good vein health