Best Rx: Venous Insufficiency

Atlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Are there any other symptoms that I should be aware of that could indicate the presence of venous insufficiency (a condition in which the flow of blood through the veins is impaired)?

Darrell Caudill, MD, FACS from VeinInnovations: Yes. Common symptoms include swelling of the feet and swelling of the ankles. The legs may also become more restless and easily fatigued, particularly at night. Of course, an acutely swollen leg may also indicate a DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, which is a serious problem and requires immediate intervention.

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