Vein disorders have become all the more popular in the 21st century. The most popular vein diseases namely varicose veins, blood clots, and chronic venous insufficiency were less heard of earlier.
This sudden increase in the number of people suffering from one or the other form of a vein disease can be majorly attributed to a poor lifestyle. Today, most people have a desk job that is mainly characterized by a sedentary lifestyle and this undoubtedly is the leading cause of most aged patients complaining of vein disorders.
It is only with the advancements in the medical technology and the availability of new techniques, that vascular experts are now able to accurately treat a majority of these popular vein disorders through painless and non-invasive laser treatment.
Let us learn about the medical condition of chronic venous insufficiency, its causes, and most common symptoms.
What is Chronic Venous insufficiency?
For a few people, the valves of their legs and feet veins get ruptured and do not function as desired. This hinders the blood flow back to the heart and leads to swollen and enlarged veins that often ache and cause itching on the skin.
The malfunctioning veins lead to blood pooling as the blood remains stagnant in the veins. The patients also often have a constant heavy feeling in the affected area. This medical condition called varicose veins, when left untreated for a long tenure becomes chronic and has other major side effects on the overall health of the patient.
Chronic venous insufficiency forces the blood pressure in the legs to rise up to extreme levels and also exponentially increases the chances of stasis ulcers.
What are the Root Causes of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
There are multiple factors that lead to chronic venous insufficiency in the due course of time. Let us become aware of the most common ones below:
- A family history of blood clots, varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency
- A known medical condition of blood clots or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Being overweight or obese and having a sedentary lifestyle with a total lack of physical activity
- Hormonal changes in the body
- Suffering from high blood pressure
- A habit of excessive smoking on a daily basis
- Any form of damage during surgery or an accidental injury to the leg
Except for the genetic reasons of chronic venous insufficiency, most other causes of this medical condition can be repaired by consuming a low-fat diet, performing mild exercises that focus on the leg and the ankle, and avoiding to stand or sit for long tenures at a stretch.
What are the Main Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
The biggest sign and the most prominent symptom of chronic venous insufficiency is the appearance of the enlarged and bulging out bluish purple varicose veins.
There are, however, a few more easy to recognize symptoms that have been detailed below:
- A feeling of heaviness and extreme tightness in the lower area of the one or both legs
- Severe swelling in the legs and feet, especially around the ankle
- Cramping in the legs and acute pain in the feet
- Increased pain during walking
- Itching around the ankle and the affected area of legs and feet
- Skin tan or skin discoloration leading the reddish-brown skin
- Also, leg ulceration in some critical cases when treatment for varicose veins is delayed
It is supremely important to pay close attention to your body and identify the above signs of chronic venous insufficiency. If you notice either of the above symptoms, prioritize seeing a vascular expert.
Can Avis Hospitals treat your Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Yes! Avis Hospitals is a trusted medical institute for the most genuine treatment of your vascular disorders. Based out of Hyderabad, Avis Hospitals has been catering to the requirements of vascular experts for patients from many different parts of India.
The vascular department at Avis Hospitals is led by Dr. Rajah V Koppala. He is not only highly qualified but also greatly experienced. In his over 24 years of medical career, he has successfully treated patients with the most severe cases of vascular diseases.
Dr. Rajah V Koppala is a vascular expert with expertise in the endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins. Whether you have early symptoms of varicose veins, have a history of blood clots in the veins, have DVT and are planning to travel abroad, have been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency or have an undiagnosed vein disorder, Dr. Rajah V Koppala will help you with accurate diagnosis and bona fide treatment.
He always ensures that the patients are well informed of their medical condition and the prescribed treatment. He also comforts the patients by answering their queries and making them feel confident about their recovery. Do not compromise with your health by delaying the treatment of your varicose veins, book a consultation with Dr. Rajah V Koppala today!