Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Early intervention could prevent future complications

Up to 13 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). If not treated, CVI can result in a venous stasis ulcer.

Risk Factors

  • Increased age
  • Prior deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Family history of DVT
  • Sedentary life style
  • Obesity
  • History of leg trauma
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Multiple pregnancies

Venous Stasis Ulcer

Clinical Manifestations

  • Varicose veins
  • Leg pain
  • Distal leg edema
  • Inflammation
  • Induration (The process of becoming extremely firm or hard)
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Ulceration

Gradient compression hose can help control venous insufficiency and prevent venous ulcerations. When venous ulcerations do occur, they can take a very active role in the healing of the venous ulceration.

2 Responses

  1. Is there a case for highblood pressure secondary to venous insufficiency

    • Hello Herschel,

      High blood pressure and venous insufficiency may be found in people as they age, but the venous insufficiency does not necessarily lead to the high blood pressure. If you have questions about the symptoms you are experiencing, we suggest you consult your physician.

      Thanks,
      Vanda

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