Perspectives on Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), or Chronic Venous Disease (CVD), is a condition characterized by impaired venous blood flow in the legs. It occurs when the valves within the leg veins become damaged or weakened, leading to blood pooling and symptoms such as leg swelling, pain, and skin changes. Risk factors include genetics, obesity, prolonged sitting or standing, and previous blood clots. Management options for CVI encompass lifestyle modifications, compression therapy, medications, and surgical interventions when necessary. Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are crucial for effectively addressing chronic venous insufficiency in patients.