One the duties I am in charge of, is dealing with symptomatic chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition that affects 5 in a 100 american citizens. I do it by performing an endovenous procedure.
As your high school teacher might have mentioned, arteries transport rich-oxygen blood from your heart to the other areas of your body and, then, veins return a less oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When the veins in your legs failed to perform this task, you will start suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.
What are the risk factors?
Family history (most important risk factor)
People over their 50s
Pregnancy and hormones
One or more blood clots in superficial veins.
If not treated in time this can cause:
There are several approaches in dealing with this, such as:
Angioplasty and Stenting
In later posts I will explain each one these.
If you have need help, please, don`t hesitate and schedule an appointment to decide the best option for you.
PS: For more details about this condition, check this animated video