Venous insufficiency

It means venous insufficiency difficulties in the venous return of blood flow through the veins, either by the presence of a stenosis in the vessel, by an insufficiency of valves therein, or because they have lost the elasticity of its walls, expanding and leading to varicose veins. Risk factors that predispose to this disease are obesity, age, genetic factors, multiple pregnancies, remain standing long hours ... Venous insufficiency is manifested by symptoms such as itching, redness of the skin at the ankles and distal part of the foot, swelling, discoloration in the area, superficial varicose veins and leg ulcers, among others. Treatment consists of the use of elastic stockings and avoid spending long hours in one position, and other factors that predispose to its formation. If these measures prove insufficient, the drug treatment will be necessary and / or surgery.