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Venous Insufficiency 

Venous Insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the veins in the legs cannot adequately return blood to the heart. 

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins are unable to pump blood back to the heart. This can lead to swelling and varicose veins. The most common cause of venous insufficiency is damage to the valves in the veins, which can be caused by prolonged standing or sitting, obesity, or injury. 

Q. What causes venous insufficiency?

  • females are more prone
  • tall or obese
  • family history of CVI
  • history of deep vein thrombosis in the legs
  • middle age or older
  • pregnancy
  • standing or sitting for long periods of time

Q. What are the symptoms of venous insufficiency?

  • dull aching
  • cramping or heavy feeling in the legs
  • leg swelling
  • pain that worsens when you stand and improves when you put your legs up 
  • tingling sensation in the legs
  • visible varicose veins on the surface

Q. How to prevent venous insufficiency?

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • exercise on a regular basis
  • no smoking
  • not standing or sitting for extended periods of time

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