Chronic venous insufficiency (or CVI) is a medical condition in which the veins do not operate properly. Usually this is due to damage of the vein wall and/or valves—both of which are critical for returning blood to the heart from the legs.
December is our busiest month for patients requesting procedures. There is a mad rush to get all medical procedures done before the end of the year since many people have met their deductible. In essence, their vein care is basically considered a freebie. This timing makes me consider the timing of varicose vein treatment and it just so happens there are recent research papers that address this question.
You love the warm weather, but refuse to wear shorts! Golfing is fun, but you need to sweat away in khakis. Maybe you yearn to wear a short dress again? This is the story so often told from spider vein sufferers. Those tiny, thread like veins that often form in clusters and look like bruises or road maps while causing a great deal of embarrassment. Why do so many people with spider veins put off treatment?