Varicose Veins Leaky Valves

Causes and Risk Factors

Risk factors for venous insufficiency are numerous but the main two causes are heredity and pregnancy. The risk of developing superficial venous insufficiency increases with each successive pregnancy. This is related to the increase in the total blood volume in the veins and in the increased pelvic pressure caused by the gravid uterus. The third trimester is when most of the severe venous changes in the legs occur.

Other Factors

Other risk factors include female gender (women are nearly twice as likely to develop venous insufficiency as men); advanced age, obesity, and occupations which require prolonged standing without walking such as: nursing, pharmacy, teaching and other professions with similar activity profiles.

Major Risks

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the major risk factor for developing deep vein insufficiency. When the clots in the deep system are dissolved, the valves are often scarred against the walls and do not close tightly. The result is a valve or valves which do not meet in the middle of the vein and reflux of blood back down toward the feet occurs. Deep vein insufficiency is treatable with elevation and compression hose, however is not treatable by endovenous techniques such as endovenous closure. Fortunately, only a small percentage of patients with symptomatic venous insufficiency have deep system involvement.

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    Vein Specialist is the best medical practice I have ever set foot in! They are a wonderful group of individuals that make you feel at home. Everyone was so nice and professional from the front desk, nurse practitioners, OR team and let’s not forget Dr. Magnant. I had swelling for 13 years and after having venous ablations on both my legs my swelling has gone away! Thanks so much vein Specialist team you guys are amazing!

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    Great experience so far. The reception people were great. I can mention Addie who discussed my options, she was knowledgeable and friendly. Also Nadine made buying compression stocking less of a chore. Guys just don't do stockings. Looking forward to correcting my not-so-well functioning veins (and get rid of the knee highs).

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    Thank you Dr. Magnant for your amazing work. I had 3 types of vein treatments in both my legs this month. It's a fabulous feeling & seeing the results of having no more pain & swelling. My only regret is that I didn't find you 8 years ago when I started having problems. Best part of it, was your surgical table side manner. Thank you for making me laugh!

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Vein Specialists’ state-of-the-art facility is designed to ensure the highest quality of care and best clinical experience possible for patients. Dr. Magnant has embraced three key concepts to build a successful practice: ability, affability, and availability.

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  • We are the only IAC Accredited Vein Centers in Southwest Florida.
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  • We have IAC Accredited Vascular Labs with full-time Registered Vascular Sonographers.
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  • We offer the latest technology in vein treatments including: ClosureFAST, LASER, VenaSeal, Varithena, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Iliac Vein Stenting.

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