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Posted on April 16, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What is venous insufficiency and how can it be treated?

If you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), that means the valves in your leg veins have stopped working properly. They’re letting some blood pool in your legs instead of sending it back to the heart. Left untreated, CVI can lead to ulcers and infections in the legs.

Symptoms of CVI

How do you know if you have CVI? Symptoms include:

Pain or itchiness in the legs Swelling, especially toward the ankle and lower leg Varicose veins Tired or heavy-feeling legs Leathery-looking or reddish-brown skin Ulcers on the skin

Treatments for CVI...

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Posted on March 18, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What you should know about peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease is a potentially serious condition that can cause leg pain and other symptoms. If left untreated, it can lead to major problems, including possible loss of a limb. And it often means you’re at risk of even bigger medical issues, such as a heart attack or stroke.

What is peripheral artery disease? Essentially, it’s what happens when arteries outside your heart become blocked by fatty deposits and sometimes blood clots. That blockage means less oxygen-rich blood is able to make it through to keep your body healthy.

Some people with peripheral artery...

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Posted on February 11, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What are the most common causes of venous disorders?

Vein problems are common. Some estimates are that as many as 40 percent of Americans have some level of chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI.

Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs struggle to send blood back to your heart. Normally, valves in the veins keep blood from pooling in your legs, but sometimes they fail to work properly.

Why do people develop venous disorders?

Sometimes a blood clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) damages the valves. Other common causes of vein problems include:

Heredity—if you have a family history of... Read More