What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency “CVI”
Do you suffer from aching, itchy legs, or legs that burn, feel heavy or restless? Do you have spider veins or varicose veins? If so, you may be one of the millions of men and women who have venous insufficiency.
When your leg veins cannot pump enough blood back to your heart, you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). There are three kinds of veins: superficial veins, which lie close to the skin, deep veins, which lie in groups of muscles, and perforating veins, which connect the superficial to the deep veins. Deep veins lead to the vena cava, your body’s largest vein, which runs directly to your heart.