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Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

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When seeking a medical professional to treat vein issues and diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency, choose a practitioner who has built a reputation for expert care and exceptional bedside manner. For patients in Lima, Celina, Findlay and beyond, this is Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, at the Vein Care Center. As a board-certified family physician specializing in vein disease, Dr. Aggarwal is highly experienced in addressing all kinds of venous concerns and restoring the vein health of her patients.

The veins play a crucial role in your body’s ability to function. Though vein irregularities are often considered a cosmetic issue, they can also develop into more severe conditions that affect the veins’ ability to carry blood back to the heart. If left untreated, these problems can worsen and damage your overall health. Dr. Aggarwal at the Vein Care Center can examine your condition and symptoms to determine whether further treatment is required. If so, she will design a procedural plan to address both your medical needs and aesthetic goals to ensure comprehensive and personalized results.

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Your veins have one-way valves that allow blood to travel up toward the heart. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when these valves become damaged and stop working. Instead of carrying blood from various parts of the body back to the heart, this blood then collects and pools in the veins, causing the veins to enlarge and push on the structures inside the leg. As a result, many patients experience physical symptoms, including pain, itching, dry skin, swelling and redness. When left untreated, the skin can eventually break down and venous ulcers can begin to form.

Patients with CVI have an increased risk of developing blood clots, varicose veins and skin changes that can lead to further health complications. If you are experiencing cramping or heaviness in the legs, or notice changes occurring to the skin, professional vein treatment is the only reliable and effective way to address these concerns and eliminate the risk of further health damage.

How is Chronic Venous Insufficiency Diagnosed?

At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Aggarwal uses the latest ultrasound technology to examine your veins and form a diagnosis. If you have chronic venous insufficiency, she will recommend that you wear compression stockings and consider treatment. At our clinic, we offer a range of minimally invasive procedures to help patients correct CVI and restore their venous health. In your consultation, our vein specialists will analyze your condition and symptoms and review your medical history to determine the most suitable method of treatment.

What Causes Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Various factors can lead to the development of CVI. The most common risk factors include:

  • Genetics or family history
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Long periods of standing or sitting
  • Injury to the legs
  • History of clots in the deep veins or superficial veins in the legs

What are the Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Most patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency experience one or more of the following symptoms:

The most common issue patients experience is a slow onset of pain in the legs. Symptoms are usually said to be worse at the end of the day, after work or long periods of sitting or standing. These issues can also exacerbate during pregnancy when veins enlarge and begin to manifest on the skin as spider or varicose veins. At the Vein Care Center, our specialists will analyze your symptoms and overall health to determine which procedure will best address your condition, alleviate your pain and restore comfort in your body.

How is Chronic Venous Insufficiency Treated?

The most suitable method for treating CVI will depend on various factors, including your overall health, medical history, symptoms and the severity of your condition. At the Vein Care Center, we offer a range of procedures to address this condition, including:

Compression stockings

As an initial treatment, Dr. Aggarwal may suggests wearing compression stockings to help improve the blood flow in your legs. As the garments gently squeeze the limb, they can also help to prevent swelling and alleviate the heaviness or discomfort in your legs associated with venous disease. Once the compression stockings have been worn for a set time, Dr. Aggarwal will assess the condition and determine the best way to proceed.

Endovenous laser treatment

EVLT is a quick outpatient procedure that corrects underlying problem veins beneath the skin. This treatment involves inserting a catheter into the vein, through which a small laser fiber is introduced. Small amounts of laser energy are released, which ablates the vein through heat. In a minimally invasive session with little recovery time required, EVLT safely eliminates the problem veins from your body to alleviate discomfort and restore your vein health.

Sclerotherapy

For patients with more severe cases of CVI, sclerotherapy is another fast and convenient procedure for addressing damaged veins. This treatment involves injecting a safe chemical solution into the problem veins, which irritates the inner lining and causes the vein to seal off and eventually disappear. Sclerotherapy is a highly advanced venous treatment that can be modified and tailored to your needs, concerns and condition.

Schedule A Consultation at the Vein Care Center

When it comes to diagnosing and treating vein issues and conditions, you deserve the best care available. For residents in Ohio, this is board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD. With a commitment to long-term patient health and care, she draws on highly developed techniques to resolve both the painful physical symptoms and aesthetic concerns of her patients. If you are experiencing symptoms of venous insufficiency and would like to learn more about your treatment options, contact us today to schedule your free screening.

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