Talking to Your Doctor

Treatment for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) aims to reduce or stop the backward flow of blood. Treating the diseased vein improves overall blood flow and relieves symptoms.  For some patients, compression stockings alone may improve blood flow. For other patients, closing or removing the diseased vein may be necessary to improve blood flow.  Closing or removing the diseased vein directs blood to nearby healthy veins. Talking to your doctor will help you decide which treatment option is best for you.

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