01.17.2017

Are Your Ankles Swollen? Dr Sassan Kaveh in Las Vegas Can Help!


Swelling in the lower legs and ankles can be a side effect of medications, arthritis, inflammation or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

The Signs

The swelling of the legs and ankles is a main symptom of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. With CVI, healthy blood circulation has been compromised by faulty valves in veins. These one way valves in leg vein walls are normally able to push blood upwards against gravity, from the foot to the heart to be recirculated. Blood then begins to flow backward through the one-way valves as well as pools in the lower legs, Dysfunctional vein valves lead to venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency has uncomfortable symptoms beyond leg swelling. Living with CVI includes leg itchiness, heavy, tired legs, varicose veins, spider veins and more.

Varicose veins are dark purple and blue veins that bulge and twist beneath the skin, and can attract unwanted attention. These large, engorged veins can spread and worsen over time. Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a chronic, progressive condition that worsens with each passing day. If left untreated, the leg swelling can become quite painful, and could potentially lead to skin discoloration or leg ulcers. Standing for long periods of time or excessive heavy lifting can contribute to leg swelling, especially in individuals suffering from venous reflux disease.

The Factors

Venous insufficiency is largely genetic. There are certain factors that are in your power, like making healthy lifestyle choices. For instance, those who smoke tobacco have a higher chance of developing CVI than a non smoker does. Exercise allows you to keep your leg muscles strong, which assists with blood flow. Women have a slightly higher chance of developing CVI, because of the hormonal changes that occur in the female body during pregnancy, menopause or with birth control.

The Answer

Chronic Venous Insufficiency doesn’t go away on it’s own. This chronic disorder can be diagnosed with the expertise of a vein specialist. If you’re experiencing any symptoms such as visible veins, cramps, leg or ankle swelling, heaviness, or pain in your legs, it’s important to see an experienced doctor to learn more about your options. Fortunately, treatment tends to be highly effective. Procedures today are affordable, easy, and minimally invasive. The treatment options offered at Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas include, Radiofrequency Ablation and MOCA (Mechanical Occlusion Chemically Assisted) using the ClariVein catheter. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is our physician. He is a vein expert and has successfully treated patients with varying symptoms, at all stages of CVI.Dr Kaveh is a trained vein specialist in Las Vegas who can help relieve your vein related symptoms. If you are suffering from swollen ankles, or any other symptoms discussed, you could greatly benefit with an in depth evaluation. Call Alpha Vein Clinic today at 702-430-7661 to set up an appointment that is convenient for you.

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