Poor Circulation and Venous Insufficiency

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The Relationship Between Poor Circulation and Venous Insufficiency

Poor circulation is when your extremities, such as your legs, do not receive the proper amount of blood and oxygen it needs to be healthy. One of the main causes of poor circulation is venous insufficiency. If your legs are not successfully circulating blood throughout your lower extremities, this can cause symptoms such as:

  • Cold feet or legs: Reduced blood flow in your feet causes them to feel colder than other parts of your body.
  • Swollen legs, ankles, or feet: When your veins can’t push blood upward, it can collect in your legs. This blood pooling puts extra pressure on the area, causing fluid buildup and swelling.
  • Muscle cramping: Inconsistent blood flow may create muscle aches and pains.
  • Numbness: Poor circulation may cause you to experience a tingling or numbing sensation in your thighs, calves, or feet.
  • Changes in skin color: A lack of blood flow can change the color of the skin on your feet and legs.
  • Leg ulcers: A break in the skin on your leg can become larger from increased blood pressure and take a long time to heal or may not heal at all.
  • Varicose veins: When blood pools in your veins due to poor circulation, it puts pressure on the veins and causes them to bulge.

How Does USA Vein Clinics Treat Poor Circulation?

Vein treatment improves circulation by closing malfunctioning veins and rerouting blood flow to healthy veins. This allows blood to successfully travel back and forth to the heart.

Treating underlying venous insufficiency is important in order to prevent serious conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous ulcers.

At your consultation, your doctor will provide you with a proper diagnosis and discuss which treatment option will work best for you.

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