While your veins are expected to return used blood to your heart, sometimes some veins can become insufficient and fail to function appropriately due to valve complications. This can slow down blood circulation, allowing pooling that can lead to undesirable symptoms such as leg pain, tiredness, restlessness, heaviness, and spider or varicose veins. This is venous insufficiency and can sometimes worsen. Fortunately, the Kissimmee chronic venous insufficiency specialists at Vascular Vein Center can help you manage the condition. Have a look at the following ways you can reverse the symptoms of the condition.
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This is one of the most effective conservative approaches towards managing venous insufficiency. It involves appropriately wearing fitting support hoses or compression devices to improve blood flow in your legs. Although the stockings are readily available at the local stores, it is best to consult with your doctor to understand if it is the best treatment for your condition and purchase the right type.
Use of Antibiotics
Chronic venous infection may cause skin infection and other complications such as ulcers. Your doctor may recommend antibiotics to combat such effects of the condition and prevent reoccurrence. But do not buy antibiotics from the pharmacy. Ensure that your provider prescribes the medications for you as you might have some side effects.
Sometimes you can develop post-thrombotic syndrome leading to your doctor prescribing medications to prevent additional blood clots from forming. Additionally, your provider might recommend some herbal dietary supplements, use caution not to interact with current prescriptions. That is why you should not try it on your own.
Proper Skin Care
You might suffer other skin complications such as rash, itchiness, wounds, infections, and itching with venous insufficiency. Fortunately, you can reverse some of these issues through a good skincare regimen. You can avoid flaking or cracking of your skin by keeping your skin moisturized. When your skin is inflamed, you can use an anti-itch cream to protect it or use an antifungal cream to fight off fungal infections. If you have developed ulcers on your feet, your provider will help you use layered compression bandages to maintain blood flow and protect your skin.
Minimally Invasive Treatments
Some non-invasive treatments such as endovenous thermal ablation and sclerotherapy can be used to relieve your chronic venous insufficiency symptoms. Endovenous thermal ablation is a newer technique that involves using laser energy or high-frequency radiations to create regional heat in the treatment area to close up the affected vessels. This sends blood to the neighboring healthy veins minimizing some of the symptoms such as spider and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy involves direct injection of a solution to the affected veins to make them collapse and disappear.
Surgery is not the priority treatment for managing venous insufficiency but can become an option in severe cases or where conventional options are ineffective. Your provider might recommend a bypass surgery, microincision or ambulatory phlebectomy, or vein ligation and stripping.
Learn how you can manage chronic venous insufficiency by talking to the specialists at Vascular Vein Centers. Book an appointment to understand which option is best suitable for you.