Yes, you can drive your car into the ground, you can wear the you-know-what out of your running shoes, and you can certainly get your washer and dryer to last longer than your neighbors, but when it comes to vein diseases like venous insufficiency, you shouldn’t just ignore it; you should really get it taken care of. But why?
It Depends On How Severe Your Condition Is
Much like with any sort of physical ailment, treatment depends on just how severe your specific condition is. For instance, for some patients who have venous insufficiency, treatment may be as mild as getting regular exercise, elevating your legs, and using elastic compression. In other instances though, one of our doctors at Atlas Vein Care may encourage you to take further steps to get rid of your venous insufficiency.
It Can Turn Into Something More Serious
As previously mentioned, some patients with venous insufficiency are okay with mild forms of treatment. In other instances, however, it could turn into something a bit more advanced like chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
In many patients with CVI, we have to keep a close eye on them because this disease can cause a life-threatening condition like blood clots. If left untreated, blood clots may travel up to the lungs which can be fatal.
Additionally, CVI can also lead to a condition called Thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis is a condition that often occurs in pregnant women, but it can also be caused by untreated CVI. Thrombophlebitis itself is a condition that causes an inflammation of the wall of a vein which can lead to blood clots. Depending on how severe your thrombophlebitis is, we may recommend inactivity like bed rest or surgery in severe cases.
Treatment for any sort of vein disease varies from patient to patient. If you do have venous insufficiency, we may recommend a variety of varying treatments depending on how severe your condition is. To learn more about this disease and how to treat it, schedule an appointment at our Arlington office and call (817) 795-8346.