Can Venous Insufficiency Be Cured? And Other Questions About Vein Disease

Can venous insufficiency be cured?

When our patients are diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, their first question is usually: “can venous insufficiency be cured?”

The term “cure” indicates that the diseased vein is somehow repaired, but that’s simply not possible. Once a vein valve is damaged, there’s no way to heal or repair it, so there’s no cure for chronic venous insufficiency. But we can treat venous insufficiency by closing the diseased vein and diverting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins.

Are you confused by that answer? Please read on for detailed information about chronic venous insufficiency and your treatment options.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a dangerous circulation disorder caused by the collapse of vein valves. Healthy veins contain valves that act as one-way doors, allowing blood to flow in only one direction — from the legs to the heart. When your vein valves collapse or malfunction, blood flows backward because of gravity and accumulates in the leg veins.

The continued accumulation of blood in leg veins leads to numerous problems, such as spider veins, varicose veins, restless leg syndrome, leg heaviness, frequent leg cramps, leg swelling, and more. If left untreated, vein disease continues spreading, eventually leading to skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. That’s why chronic venous insufficiency treatment is essential.

The treatment for chronic venous insufficiency is fairly simple — but there’s no cure. Once the vein valve is damaged or diseased, there’s no way to fix or restore the valve, so the diseased vein can’t be fixed. Instead of fixing the diseased vein valve, vein doctors close or seal the diseased vein shut and reroute the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins.

Our medical centers for vein treatment in New York perform minimally invasive vein treatments to seal the diseased vein’s walls and reroute the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart. Minimally invasive procedures are in-office procedures that conclude within an hour and involve no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Please schedule an appointment to learn more about chronic venous insufficiency treatments.

Is venous insufficiency permanent?

Chronic venous insufficiency isn’t permanent, but it doesn’t go away naturally. The only way to treat chronic venous insufficiency is through reliable, minimally invasive procedures.

Venous insufficiency occurs when a vein valve is damaged or diseased, which leads to backward blood circulation and the accumulation of blood in leg veins. The damaged vein valve can’t be fixed, so blood continues accumulating in the leg veins. The accumulation of blood in leg veins can’t be stopped naturally, so venous insufficiency doesn’t just go away. If you don’t seek treatment, you may suffer numerous complications, such as varicose veins, leg swelling, skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

However, even though chronic venous insufficiency doesn’t go away naturally, it’s not a “permanent” condition. Our vein doctors perform comprehensive, minimally invasive treatments to collapse or close the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Once the diseased vein is sealed or destroyed, the accumulated blood automatically flows into healthier leg veins. As such, minimally invasive vein treatments can eliminate venous insufficiency and restore optimal blood circulation to the heart.

Can venous insufficiency be cured? Is venous insufficiency permanent? Should I get my varicose veins treated? We answer your questions about vein treatments in New York.

Should I get my varicose veins treated?

If you have varicose veins, you should definitely consult a board-certified vein doctor to explore your varicose vein treatment options. The appearance of varicose veins can lead to numerous problems — cosmetic, mental, and physiological.

At the most superficial level, varicose veins look unhealthy and unattractive. Varicose veins are dense blood vessels that bulge out of your skin’s surface in a mass of tangled, twisted, and knotted rope-like veins that may look reddish, bluish, purplish, or greenish. Most patients with varicose veins feel extremely self-conscious and avoid wearing dresses, shorts, and other pieces of clothing that may reveal the diseased veins, which can lead to social anxiety and the loss of self-esteem.

Beyond cosmetic and emotional reasons for varicose vein treatments, you should also pursue treatment for medical reasons. Varicose veins might not be dangerous in the early stages, but the continued accumulation of blood in leg veins leads to an increased risk of burst veins, leading to profuse bleeding. You may also suffer from the advanced complications of vein disease, such as skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

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Do varicose veins cause high blood pressure?

Varicose veins don’t cause high blood pressure. But if you have varicose veins, there’s a strong chance you may also have high blood pressure. Chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of varicose veins, causes blood to accumulate in the leg veins, leading to increased blood pressure.

Is walking good for venous insufficiency?

Walking is good for chronic venous insufficiency because it improves blood circulation toward the heart. Walking also engages the calf muscles and pushes some of the accumulated blood towards the heart, which can reduce some of the worst symptoms of vein disease. But walking can’t treat vein disease. Once the vein valve is damaged, there’s no way to fix it again. The only way to treat vein disease is through minimally invasive vein treatments.

How do you reverse venous insufficiency naturally?

There’s no way to reverse venous insufficiency naturally. Once you have chronic venous insufficiency, the only way to treat the condition is through minimally invasive vein treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and venaseal. But some home remedies can temporarily alleviate the worst symptoms of vein disease, such as walking frequently, engaging in low-intensity cardiovascular exercises, elevating your legs while sitting down, and wearing compression stockings.

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Dr.MICHAEL NGUYEN

Veins Specialist NYC

He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. NAMRATA KHIMANI

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. JUAN D. MONTOYA

Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.

YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. SAREH RAJAEE

Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.

 HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.

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