May 2017

What Is Superficial Venous Insufficiency (SVI)?

Superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) is a condition that leads to varicose veins. Most everybody can remember looking at their grandma's legs and wondering why her veins were so big. Large varicose veins are not the only way that superficial venous insufficiency manifest. When the valvular function of the veins fails, there is increasing pressure in the superficial venous system of the lower extremities. Initially, this leads to some mild swelling and...