What is Venous Reflux?
Venous Reflux Disease, also known as venous insufficiency effects the circulation of your blood. The main role of your veins is to return blood to the heart. However, if the valves fail, blood will simply follow the forces of gravity, not returning blood to the heart. This backward flow is called reflux. This blood can become acidic from metabolic waste, causing an intense inflammatory reaction resulting in symptoms such as pain and swelling.
Venous reflux disease can lead to many different things. Venous Reflux most commonly produces varicose veins. Varicose Veins are swollen, discolored superficial leg veins that affect many people. Varicose veins can me thin purple lines known as spider veins to thick bulging veins. Typically varicose veins are an indicator to venous reflux, which can cause serious circulatory problems if not treated properly.
Symptoms Of Venous Reflux?
In the event that an individual experiences any of the following symptoms listed below, they should visit a vein specialist immediately. Dr. Alexander Goldman at the Goldman Vein Institiute in Jupiter and Wellington, Florida is a professional in treating vein disease.
- Leg pain, tired or weak legs (noticed after long periods of standing or sitting)
- Varicose Veins
- Itching or burning sensation to skin
- Swollen legs or ankles
- Skin changes color or texture
- Skin Ulcers
How Do I Treat Venus Reflux?
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you owuld first have to schedule a consultation. Dr. Goldman would evaluate your condition and determine an approiate way to treat venus reflux.
Depending on the severity of the case Dr. Goldman could treat you using a couple different methods. These methods include Endovenous Laser Ablation, Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, and Visually Guided Sclerotherapy.