Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Lymphedema

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a disease in which the veins stop functioning properly resulting in blood ‘pooling’ in the veins. This is due to blood clots in the lower extremities due to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in which the valves in the veins become insufficient.

If Chronic Vein Insufficiency is left untreated, it can lead to many serious problems, one being– Lymphedema.

Lymphedema is a serious condition which needs to be addressed immediately to avoid further complications.

If you are experiencing–

  • Swelling in your ankles
  • New varicose veins
  • Weeping wounds
  • Skin becoming hard or changing texture

Contact a Lymphedema specialist right away!