Venous insufficiency is a common medical condition affecting approximately 15 – 25% of all adults and approximately 50% of all people over the age of 50. Women have a higher incidence of venous insufficiency than men. There are many factors that can increase the likelihood of contracting a vein condition, including age, genetic predisposition (hereditary factors/history in the family), weight gain, pregnancy (especially multiple pregnancies) and the conditions of your occupation, like standing on your feet all day. In some instances, vein conditions can lie deep within the skin, leading to a “silent condition.” In other instances, the condition may come with many obvious symptoms.
The most common venous conditions treated at Canada Vein Clinics are varicose and spider veins. Varicose and spider veins are often symptoms of deeper issues such as chronic vein insufficiency (CVI), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and arteriovenous fistulas. These conditions often worsen into painful sensitivity in the leg veins and can inhibit proper blood flow if blood clots are present deep within the vein.
Summary of common venous conditions:
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Chronic vein insufficiency
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Superficial vein thrombosis
Should you feel that you have any of these venous conditions, please contact Canada Vein Clinics to schedule a consultation with our expert medical professionals. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff will have you back on your feet in no time!