Treatment for Chronic Vein Insufficiency in Westchester
By Dr. Donna D'Alessio
Vein problems such as varicose or spider veins are often just cosmetic concerns. However, in some cases they are telltale signs of an underlying health issue known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency, or CVI.
CVI occurs when the valves in the veins are not working properly. Healthy veins move blood towards the heart, and they have valves that keep the blood from leaking the opposite way. When the valves are leaking, venous insufficiency occurs.
Here are the leading warning signs for CVI:
- A feeling of heaviness
- Leg cramps
- Tingling and itching sensations
- Pain from standing
- Leg swelling
- Changes in skin color and condition on legs and ankles
- Ulcers on the skin