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Venous Insufficiency

Veins Not Functioning Correctly in Your Legs

Treatment of venous insufficiency at Mercy Health begins with self-care steps, including standing often, losing weight and exercising regularly. In severe cases, your physician may suggest non-surgical procedures such as endovenous ablation or angioplasty and stents. Our vascular surgeons are fully equipped to treat your venous insufficiency, working with you to restore proper blood flow.

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is a condition that makes it difficult for the veins in your legs to return blood to the heart. This condition can be caused by weakness in the vein walls or valves in your veins that don't function properly. Patients with venous insufficiency often experience the following in their legs or ankles:


  • Dull aching
  • Itching 
  • Pain while standing
  • Redness or swelling
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose veins

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Female Gender
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Tall Height

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