Understanding Venous Insufficiency: Symptoms and Appearance



Among many diseases affecting the veins, the most common is Venous Insufficiency, also known as Chronic Venous Hypertension, or Stasis Venous Vasculopathy. This disease is responsible for formation of spider and varicose veins. Most tend to think of their varicose and spider veins as a predominantly cosmetic condition. Even when these bulging blue and purple veins prevent individuals from showing their legs, they still feel as though it’s not a medical, but rather cosmetic problem and a result of old age. However, spider and varicose veins are in fact a serious medical condition, and luckily they can be treated.

Fortunately for those suffering from venous insufficiency, they are not alone with this problem: nearly 60% of women over 60  possess some form of  venous insufficiency.  For men, the numbers are better: up to 30% of men over 60 years of age suffer from vein disease. It is estimated that over 25 million Americans have varicose veins or disorders responsible for their development.

Endovenous LASER therapy  in NYC offers comprehensive and exclusive methods treatment No one ever should be ashamed of a desire to get rid of varicosities or spider veins. The result of vein treatment is much more than just an improved physical appearance; it is about feeling better, accomplishing more with confidence and self-assurance, improving circulation and, therefore, becoming healthier and happier overall.

Here are several significant signs and symptoms to stay aware of if suspicious of vein disorder:


  • Aches (Pain)
  • Burning
  • Difficulties walking and standing
  • Muscle cramps
  • Heaviness and Tiredness
  • Itching
  • Numbness, “pins & needles”
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Weakness

Appearance of VI include:

  • Pigmentation (brown discoloration of the skin)
  • Fibrosis (hardening of the skin usually around ankles)
  • Inflammation (redness and tenderness to touch)
  • Varicosities, Reticular and Spider Veins: enlarged, twisted, torturous veins of different diameter, of blue, purple or greenish color
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Trophic Lesions (no-healing or slowly healing wounds)
  • Venous Stasis Dermatitis (red rash over the ankles)

The treatment of these conditions and symptoms with LASER is a safe and effective practice. As opposed to the majority of situations with arterial disease, where the main goal of therapy is to improve blood flow through the diseased blood vessel, the key idea of the therapy for vein disease symptoms is to eliminate reversed flow of the blood via the affected vein. New York Vein Treatment Center is specializes exclusively on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous disease and their complications using the most advanced modalities of contemporary therapeutic and diagnostic technology delivered by the most experienced and dedicated physicians and other healthcare professionals. Call us to schedule your consultation today!

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