Several venous pathologies can have serious complications. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is an umbrella term containing multiple venous diseases. Venous insufficiency can refer to chronic venous reflux disease and chronic venous hypertension.
Venous eczema or venous stasis dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition caused by blood leaking into the skin from your veins. This condition is a cutaneous manifestation of venous insufficiency that occurs due to poor blood circulation in the legs.
Studies show that it is a disease of old age, particularly among people above 50. The vascular condition is characterized by compromised blood flow in the leg veins, leading to blood pooling in the lower legs.
It's not uncommon for marks and bumps to appear on our legs. Plenty of folks bump into things with their legs while walking, leading to the occasional ache or pain for a moment.
However, there is a problem when marks on your feet don't seem to go away on their own. Or worse, they seem to appear out of nowhere.
When dark spots on bottom of feet appear, you should know what that could mean and if you need to seek out a doctor.
Leaking legs, a condition also known as lymphorrhoea, causes fluid to leak from the legs. It might seem like water is leaking from your legs, but your skin is leaking lymphatic fluid, fluid in your tissues that has a crucial role in eliminating waste, helping you absorb nutrients, and fighting infections.
A leg leaking water often results from edema, but this condition can appear due to liver disease, blood clots, or chronic venous insufficiency. Read on to learn more about managing leaking legs.
Venous Reflux Disease (VRD), also known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) probably isn’t a topic you discuss over the dinner table. The fact is, it’s more common than you might realize. Women are the largest targets for Venous Reflux Disease. 40% of women will develop it, usually between 40 and 49 years of age.
What is venous pooling?
Venous pooling is also known as chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux occurs when the small valves in our leg veins become damaged and no longer function properly. The purpose of our veins is to pump blood back to the heart. Our veins often have to work against gravity to accomplish this goal.
Here’s the classic story: I wake up in the mornings and my legs feel pretty good, but as the day goes on, they start to drag. After a few hours on my feet, or behind my desk, my legs start to feel heavy, achy, and tired. Sometimes I even notice swelling in my feet and ankles, especially after a long car trip or a flight. How can I stop these symptoms from interfering with my life and activities?
If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from a common condition called venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux disease.
Veins transport blood back to the heart after being delivered to different parts of the body, so it’s important to keep these vital pathways healthy. While a lot of focus is on arterial diseases such as carotid artery disease and renal vascular disease, veins can have problems of their own. The Center for Vascular Medicine’s team of experienced doctors and clinical staff are here to help with all forms of vascular disease. Vein disease is very common: 70 percent of women and 40 percent of men are affected by at least one of the several types.