11.30.2016

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency is commonly referred to as CVI. Your veins become “insufficient” when they can no longer function in the manner they are intended to. When venous valves and venous walls work correctly, blood is circulated down the legs and then pushed back up towards the heart. Healthy leg veins are a fascinating part of the body’s mechanics. One way valves in veins rely on on the calf muscle to contract, which provides them with enough strength to push blood against gravity up the legs. Their job is tedious and when these veins are compromised blood pools in the legs resulting in varicose veins. CVI is a progressive medical condition that worsens over time when left untreated.

Varicose Veins and Other Symptoms

Varicose veins and leg ulcers are the most obvious symptoms of CVI. These enlarged, swollen veins can be painful and cause embarrassment due to their appearance. Other symptoms of CVI include pain, cramps, aches, heaviness, restless legs and itching and burning of the skin. CVI symptoms can lead to intense leg swelling, leg pain, skin discoloration and even venous ulcers. An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have CVI. Millions of Americans suffer the symptoms without seeking treatment. Many are misdiagnosed and their symptoms are attributed wrongfully to other ailments. Early diagnosis and treatment can halt the progression of this disease; seeing a vein specialist is crucial if you have any symptoms of varicose veins or CVI.

Are the Factors Present?

Vein disease in the legs can occur due to a number of reasons, risk factors include the following:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Varicose veins or a family history of varicose veins

Pregnancy

Extended periods of standing or sitting

Hormonal changes

Older age

The Silver Lining to CVI

Dr. Sassan Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic is careful to evaluate all potential causes of your symptoms so that he can deliver an accurate diagnosis. With the use of a doppler ultrasound, the specific diseased veins can be precisely identified and treated. If you are diagnosed with varicose veins or CVI, Dr. Kaveh can thoroughly explain your condition and the treatment options available to you. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is highly trained in vein treatment methods and is one of the only physicians in Nevada that can perform the ClariVein procedure. ClariVein uses chemical technology to treat veins, this method uses no heat and greatly reduces the side effects of vein treatment. The treatment options at Alpha Vein Clinic are the newest, and least invasive procedures available. Our clinic also offers radiofrequency ablation, which uses a carefully controlled amount of heat to treat the diseased vein from within its walls. Both treatments are very effective, have excellent clinical results and are considered medically necessary by most medical insurance carriers. With Alpha Vein Clinic and Dr. Sassan Kaveh, you can be assured you are in good hands. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 702-430- 7661 to set up an evaluation and consultation.

Alpha Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic Las Vegas

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh

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