Venous insufficiency is a condition where the veins in the legs are too weak to send blood back to the heart. This causes blood to pool, often leading to swollen and heavy-feeling legs, leg cramps, skin conditions like leg ulcers and varicose veins. Varicose veins are also a major cause behind venous insufficiency. Other common causes include high blood pressure and deep vein thrombosis (blood clotting in the deep vein of a leg). Venous insufficiency affects women more than men and is especially common after pregnancies. Due to the negative impact it can have on a person’s life, many people seek venous insufficiency treatment at our office.
Treating the Symptoms
If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition but the symptoms are mild to moderate, our team may be able to start by treating the symptoms. Many of these involve simple lifestyle changes. For example, exercising more, elevating the legs when sleeping and not sitting for long periods of time may improve circulation. During a consultation at our office, we may provide you with a list of lifestyle changes that can improve your condition.
Treating the Condition
In most cases, venous insufficiency treatment involves treating varicose veins. Possible treatments may involve minimally-invasive techniques such as laser-assisted ablation, radiofrequency treatments, mini-phlebectomy and sclerotherapy. The best treatment for you will depend on the unique situation. Regardless of what treatment you receive, the main goal is to alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms and improve vein functioning.
Schedule a Consultation Today
In the end, nothing is more important than getting the advice of a skilled medical professional, so make sure to do so as soon as possible. During a consultation at Peripheral Vascular Associates in San Antonio, Boerne, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Floresville, Hondo, Jourdanton, New Braunfels or Uvalde, you can learn about your options for venous insufficiency treatment. Our team of professionals can assess your condition and address any questions or concerns you may have as they come up with a customized treatment plan for addressing your venous insufficiency.
At Peripheral Vascular Associates, the vast majority of our treatments involve little to no downtime and do not require the use of general anesthesia or a hospital stay. Most of our patients are able to return to work relatively quickly. If you are dealing with venous insufficiency, make an appointment at one of our locations to get started on your journey to a better quality of life. Contact us today to book your appointment!