What Are Some Medical Conditions That Cause Venous Insuffiency ?

Venous insuffiency is the cause of many cases of varicose veins in the legs. It is a condition wherein the blood in the veins in the legs is not properly returning upwards towards the heart. It is generally progressive as is the worsening of the leg varicose veins also. Obvious reasons include that blood has to travel upwards against the constant forces of gravity. Blood would also have to move against the weight of the body, which while often constant does increase during special situations such as pregnancy. Also the taller a person is the longer the distance blood would have to be ‘pushed uphill’. In a person standing more then six feet the distance from the ankles to the heart is obviously longer then in a person who is only five feet tall. Some causes are temporary but others are more permanent and not within your control.

A list of causes includes the following varicose veins conditions….

  • Varicose veins
  • Obesity
  • Passive as opposed to active lifestyle
  • Muscle weakness
  • Advaned age
  • Prior leg vein blood clots
  • Trauma to the legs and the veins
  • Pregnancy
  • Family history

If you are experiencing leg achiness or swelling from enlarged varicose veins, or even symptoms such as night cramps in the legs, vein treatment may offer relief. To schedule a FREE vein screening and evaluation please contact the Schulman Vein And Laser Centers in NYC and Long Island.