Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Symptoms, Treatment & Diagnosis

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What is the best treatment for chronic venous insufficiency? If you have venous insufficiency, you may be searching for the most effective treatment. There are numerous possible therapies, and it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you. In this article, we will evaluate the most prevalent therapies for venous insufficiency. We will also assist you in deciding on the most appropriate treatment. Continue reading if you wish to learn more about the most effective chronic venous insufficiency endovenous laser treatment.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency Signs And Symptoms

The most common symptom of venous insufficiency is varicose veins. These are large, bulging veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin. They are often blue or purple in color and can be painful.

Other symptoms include:

  • Legs or ankles that swell
  • Calves that feel tight or itchy and painful
  • Walking pain that subsides as you relax
  • Discoloration – Brown skin, usually at the ankles
  • Varicose veins
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Leg ulcers that might be difficult to cure
  • Having an uneasy feeling in your legs and the desire to move them (restless legs syndrome)
  • Leg cramps or muscle spasms that are excruciating (Charley horse)

These symptoms can range from mild to severe. They can also be intermittent, meaning they come and go. For some people, the symptoms are so severe that they affect their daily routine. They may have difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with your doctor for a diagnosis. Chronic venous insufficiency can mimic those of other medical diseases. Venous insufficiency is a serious condition that can lead to other problems, such as blood clots or ulcers.

Treatment For Venous Insufficiency

Your medical provider will develop a treatment plan based on the following:

  • Your age, general health, and medical history will all be considered
  • How severe your situation is
  • How you respond to specific medications, treatments, or therapies
  • Your symptoms and signs
  • What you wish to accomplish

The treatment may involve:
Compression therapy: This involves wearing compression stockings or bandages to help improve blood circulation in the affected area. The pressure from the socks or stockings helps improve blood flow and can reduce swelling. Compression therapy is often used in combination with other treatments, such as lifestyle changes or medication.

Medicine: In addition to compression therapy, medications that enhance blood flow through the vessels may be utilized to aid in the healing of leg ulcers. Aspirin can also aid in the healing of ulcers. Diuretics are medications that remove excess fluid from the body through the kidneys. However, they may be utilized if additional illnesses, such as heart failure or kidney disease, contribute to the swelling.

Vein ligation and stripping: This is a surgical procedure that involves tying off the affected veins and removing them.

Sclerotherapy: This is a treatment that involves injecting a solution into the affected veins to help shrink them.

Endovenous laser therapy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses lasers to destroy the affected veins.


Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is diagnosed by a variety of methods. The most common method is the use of an ultrasound, which can show how well blood is flowing through your veins. Other tests that may be used to diagnose CVI include:

The Doppler ultrasonography: This test uses sound waves to measure blood flow in real-time.

Venography: This test involves injecting a dye into your veins so that they can be seen on an x-ray.

CT angiography: This test uses a special type of x-ray to create detailed pictures of your veins.

MRI: This test uses magnetic waves to create detailed images of your blood vessels.

If you have symptoms of CVI, your doctor will likely order one or more of these tests to confirm the diagnosis. These treatments aim at relieving symptoms and improving blood flow.

CVI can cause pain, swelling, and other symptoms. It is a common condition, affecting up to one in five adults. If you have CVI, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as wearing compression stockings and exercising regularly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat CVI.

If you think you may have CVI, talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious complications. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Azizi right away. He is a specialist in the treatment of this condition and can help you get your life back on track. Thanks for reading!