What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

You have likely heard of spider veins and varicose veins. But what causes these bulging, twisted veins? Where are the sporadic spider web like veins coming from? Chronic Venous Insufficiency affects millions of Americans; many struggle daily with painful, aching side effects. Venous Disease or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is the root cause of the unsightly varicose veins that plague your legs beneath the surface of the skin.

A closer look

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a chronic, progressive medical condition that renders your veins “inefficient”. Your veins are inefficient when one way valves in vein walls fail to carry blood back up the leg to the heart. The heart is the central of blood circulation. Your heart takes in blood that has been circulated, re oxygenates and sends out fresh, nutrient rich blood to the body. When vein valves fail to circulate blood up the leg, excess blood begins to fill the legs. This is the reason veins become swollen, twisted and enlarged.

Symptoms of this condition include legs that tire easily, aching, swelling and restless legs. As CVI progresses so do symptoms. Late symptoms include flaky dry skin, skin discoloration and leg ulcers.

You are not alone- not even close

An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have CVI. Millions of Americans suffer the symptoms without seeking treatment. Many Americans are affected by misdiagnosis, where their symptoms are attributed wrongfully to other ailments. As stated, CVI is progressive and will continually get worse. If you have any symptoms of tired, heavy or swollen legs or ankles, it is crucial that you seek an evaluation from a vein specialist.

Risk factors of CVI include:

History of Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Varicose veins or a family history of varicose veins


Extended periods of standing or sitting

Hormonal changes

Older age

Traveling often for immense periods of time

Treatment with us

Dr. Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic is a physician who has successfully treated Chronic Venous Insufficiency and it’s symptoms. If you visit our vein clinic in Las Vegas Dr. Sassan Kaveh will evaluate your individual symptoms and consult you on exactly what is causing them. He is also a specialist who will assist you in creating a treatment plan that fits your schedule. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 702-430- 7661 to set up an evaluation and consultation.

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