What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic venous insufficiency is the term used to describe cases with untreated varicose veins having long standing venous insufficiency due to venous valves reflux. Vein reflux is a medical condition affecting the circulation of blood in the legs where unidirectional valves inside the veins become incompetent and causes pooling of blood in the legs.
This condition causes swelling in the lower legs and ankles, especially after long periods of standing and tired and sore legs.
In addition, Skin discoloration (dark pigmentation), Itchy skin with eczema (scaly-skin), Skin sore or ulcer (a break in the skin that will not heal) can occur if venous insufficiency is left untreated.