This is a general term referring to the inability of your veins to efficiently drain your blood from your legs.
to Dr. Begos
who was selected again as one of of Boston’s top doctors by Boston Magazine in 2015
CSA Vein Center
receives accreditation by the IAC:
CSA is the first vein practice in Northeast Massachusetts to be fully accredited as a Certified Vein Center by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission).
What is venous insufficiency?
This is a general term referring to the inability of your veins to
efficiently drain your blood from your legs. It can refer to problems with
the deep veins (“deep venous insufficiency”) or your superficial veins
(“superficial venous insufficiency”). Most often, venous insufficiency is
caused by a problem with the valves in your veins called ‘reflux.’
This occurs when the valves or veins become weakened and no longer
function properly. Then, when your leg is in the “down” position, blood
which is normally held by the valves flows backwards - down, instead of up,
your leg. This causes pressure in the veins; the pressure gets higher as the
blood backs further down the leg. So, for example, the pressure at your
ankle is greater than the pressure at your thigh when you are standing up.
Reflux is thought to be the primary cause of varicose veins.