If you suffer from varicose veins or experience signs or symptoms of CVI, see our vein specialist. To schedule your free screening, call (785) 370-0183.
At the Vein Clinic, part of Heart and Vascular Clinics, we are happy to offer effective treatment for venous insufficiency, the underlying cause for varicose veins.
Legs are made up of a network of veins. Healthy veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your lower extremities (legs) and lead to the symptoms of CVI. People have the outward appearance of varicose veins but inside a progressive medical condition is developing. Fortunately, a procedure available at the Vein Clinic can help those with this disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
You may have vein disease if you notice any of these symptoms in your legs in addition to having varicose veins:
Those at Risk of Developing CVI
Individuals with untreated varicose veins are at risk for developing CVI because over time the signs and symptoms can progress and become more serious. CVI can occur at any age, however, increased age is a risk factor. CVI is more prevalent in women who have been pregnant, those who have a family history of the condition, or those whose jobs require prolonged standing.
Treatment of CVI and Varicose Veins
Many people living with varicose veins do not seek treatment. The good news is that there are minimally invasive treatment options available to treat varicose veins and CVI. Treatment for vein disease begins with a consultation to diagnose your symptoms. Depending on the diagnosis, your treatment may be covered by insurance. Larger varicose veins may be treated with vein ablation.
About Vein Ablation
Vein ablation is performed at the Vein Clinic. To determine if vein ablation is right for you, an ultrasound may be performed to visualize your vein condition. The vein ablation procedure allows us to use a small opening in the skin to seal the weak vein shut using a small catheter. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood flow re-routes to healthier veins that have good valves. Patients typically walk out within hours and return to normal activities within one day of treatment.
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