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Think you may be dealing with Venous Insufficiency?
What Is Venous Insufficiency?
Over time, valves in the veins that prevent the backflow of blood can weaken. Because of this, blood can pool up in peripheral veins of your body, particularly the legs. This can cause a variety of issues, and thus it is important to have venous insufficiency addressed. It is often very prominent and yet under-diagnosed, especially in patients that suffer from the complications that arise from venous insufficiency–including severe eczema and ulceration. At Palm Vascular Centers of the Treasure Coast, we have a dedicated team to accurately diagnose your condition and treat it appropriately.
Venous Insufficiency Treatment Options
In the pelvis, there is a region where the deep venous system comes into close
proximity with the arterial system. In this area, the thick, blood-filled arteries
sit atop the veins and can sometimes put enough pressure on them to flatten
them, creating a blockage—similar to stepping on a hose. In order to restore
the structure of the veins, stents may be placed there as a permanent scaffold,
alleviating blood flow.