Venous Insufficiency Specialist

Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Certified by The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Venous insufficiency causes chronic vein disease in more than 25 million Americans. If you have varicose veins, aching legs, and other symptoms associated with venous insufficiency, vascular doctor Imtiaz Ahmad, MD, of Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center can help. He offers treatment for venous insufficiency to men and women in Trenton, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities of Hamilton Township. Call the office or book an appointment online to have your veins examined and treated today.

Venous Insufficiency Q & A

What is venous insufficiency?

You have veins in your legs that carry blood back to your heart. The veins feature one-way valves that prevent the blood from flowing backward. In venous insufficiency, the valves become faulty, and they allow blood to flow back into the legs, where it pools in the veins. This condition results from a high amount of backward pressure in the veins. You may develop varicose veins, spider veins, and achy, tired legs as a result.

What causes venous insufficiency?

You may develop chronic venous insufficiency due to a blood clot deep in your leg. A sedentary lifestyle or standing for extended periods of time can also weaken your valves.

Genetics play a significant role in whether or not you develop venous insufficiency, too. Women are more likely to develop the condition as compared to men.

When should I be concerned about venous insufficiency?

In many cases, the varicose veins and spider veins resulting from venous insufficiency cause no discomfort, and you can manage them with lifestyle habits, such as wearing supportive stockings.

But varicose veins can cause physical pain and heavy aching in the legs. You may have throbbing, cramping, burning, and itching at the site of veins, and your legs may swell. If you sit or stand for long periods of time, these symptoms may intensify.

Complications associated with vein disease include ulcers and bleeding. You might suspect an ulcer if a discolored spot starts to form on the skin and it itches and or becomes irritated. Varicose veins that are close to the surface of the skin are vulnerable to bursting, too. This burst causes minor bleeding but can become a chronic condition.

How is venous insufficiency treated?

How Dr. Ahmad decides to treat your veins depends on the extent of your disease and your health goals. He employs many effective therapies to treat or seal off faulty veins, including:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Micro-phlebectomy
  • Laser treatment of spider veins
  • Compression therapy

To learn more about the variety of vein treatment options offered by Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.